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Paying respects to the late MEC Mandla Makupula

The provincial state funeral of the late Education MEC, Hon Mandla Makupula, took place today at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London.
By Communication - 20 October 2018
Paying respects to the late MEC Mandla Makupula

The provincial state funeral of the late Education MEC, Hon Mandla Makupula, took place today at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London. The Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature joins mourners across the province in paying homage to a dignified leader and true South African patriot. 

 

In memory of Honourable Mandla Makupula

MEC of Education, Eastern Cape Province

1961 - 2018

 

The Members and staff of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature express heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Honourable Member of the Executive Council Mandla Makupula who passed away on 7 October 2018. 

 

Honourable Makupula was a true and decisive figure in the Eastern Cape political arena. He joined the liberation struggle at a tender age whilst it was not fashionable for many to associate with the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. At the dawn of freedom, he joined the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in 1999 and made a huge contribution serving in several high profile positions; amongst others as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on the Office of the Premier. As a Member of the Legislature, he was not one to shy away from heated political discussions or debates, but would always engage with common decency and respect. This spirit of collegiality that he upheld will be sorely missed in the Legislature corridors and in the entire movement for the emancipation of the poor and the disadvantaged. 

 

Honourable Makupula was not timid about stepping forward and taking on responsibility during difficult times. He ran a distinguished race. He owned his purpose and leaves behind a legacy of selfless commitment to the common good. It was a huge privilege to serve with him for the betterment of our people. 

 

May his soul rest in eternal peace. 

 

Honourable Noxolo Kiviet (MPL)

Speaker of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature