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Premier Zille extends condolences on the death of Minister Colins Chabane

15 March 2015

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. 

Media Enquiries: 

Michael Mpofu
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille
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Tel: 021 483 4584
Email: michael.mpofu@westerncape.gov.za