DA mourns the death of Dr Frene Ginwala

Issued by Siviwe Gwarube MP – Chief Whip of the Official Opposition
13 Jan 2023 in News

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The DA mourns the death of Dr Frene Ginwala, the first Speaker of the National Assembly in democratic South Africa; from 1994 to 2004.

Dr Ginwala presided over a Parliament that repealed many Apartheid pieces of legislation and was one of the contributors to and drafters of our Constitution.

Her legacy demonstrates what a strong and independent Parliament can do in bettering the lives of South Africans. May it be a guide to us all who have been elected to serve about the importance of the role of Parliament.

We mourn with the Ginwala family and friends on their loss of a national icon.