Condolences pour in for deputy minerals minister Bavelile Hlongwa

Political figures have paid condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Bavelile Hlongwa who died in a car crash on Friday.

The department of mineral resources has confirmed her passing in a brief statement sent on Saturday morning.

Hlongwa was appointed deputy minister in May 2019.

Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille says Hlongwa was a very outspoken lady and represented the young people in Cabinet.

The 38-year-old had previously served as the deputy chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency in 2017.

It's understood the crash occurred on Friday. However, details are still sketchy.

Public figures and politicians have taken to social media to express their condolences.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Condolences pour in for deputy minerals minister Bavelile Hlongwa


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