Martha Mmola dies from Covid-19

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Martha Mmola dies from Covid-19
NO MORE: Martha Mmola who was a member of the National Council of Provinces succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 disease on Mandela day. PICTURE BY Parliament

She was a delegate to the Mpumalanga legislature from Parliament’s council of provinces.


Parliament’s speaker Thandi Modise and national council of provinces chairman Amos Masondo have released a joint statement, revealing that Martha Mmola has died due to the Covid-19 virus.

In April this year, Amos Komeni – a project administrator in the office of deputy speaker Lechesa Tsenoli – also perished as a result of the deadly flu.

Modise and Masondo said they have learnt about the passing Mmola with sadness.

“We have lost a committed legislator whose passion and drive for security matters transcended beyond Parliament,” the duo said in the statement.

“She will be remembered for her hard work, dedication, passion and love for the communities she served,” they said.

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Mmola was a delegate to the Mpumalanga legislature from Parliament’s council of provinces.

ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina said Mmola died on Mandela Day – 18 July 2020.

Majodina said Mmola stood firmly against the abuse of women in our society and society has lost a real leader.

“The ANC has lost a formidable leader who strived to see transformation in South Africa.” 

Mmola started being member of Parliamet in 2014.

She served as a member of the select committee on security and justice, select committee on cooperative governance & traditional Affairs, select committee on water and sanitation and human settlements; joint standing committee on defence; select committee on petitions and executive undertakings; select committee on finance as well as the select committee on appropriations.

(edited by MLM)

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