MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


THE IFP MOURNS FAITH X GASA

August 4, 2005

The IFP expresses its heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Mrs Faith X Gasa MPP who passed away at the Bay Hospital in Richards Bay today.

"The IFP would like to reassure the grieving Gasa family that we are standing by them at this difficult moment just as Faith had always stood by the party she loved," said Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, President of the IFP.

"Faith's devotion to the party principles and her academic credentials added priceless value to her contribution at every level she ever served the IFP and the people of KwaZulu-Natal," said Buthelezi.

"The IFP will never forget Faith Gasa. Her dedication to our parliament and her constituents was always at its highest and was never diminished even during her long illness," said Dr Lionel Mtshali, leader of the IFP caucus in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Parliament, in whose cabinet Mrs Gasa once served as Minister of Education.