Premier Zille extends condolences on the death of Minister Colins Chabane
Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape
On behalf of the Western Cape Government I would like to extend my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Mr Colins Chabane, who passed away earlier today.
I would also like to my send my deepest sympathies to the families of the two bodyguards who also died in the tragic accident.
Minister Chabane was a dedicated minister who served our government with great commitment. I got to know him well when he was Minister in the Presidency in charge of Performance Management and Evaluation, and I respected the quality of his work and his commitment to fairness and openness.
The tragedy of his death will leave a vacuum in national government that will be hard to fill in his current portfolio.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.
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