12 February 2014
It is with great shock and sadness that we
learned of the sudden passing of our dear friend, comrade,
Member of Parliament and House Chair, the Hon. Ben Skosana, MP.
Comrade Skosana passed away yesterday evening whilst enjoying
dinner with a close friend, Minister Thulas Nxesi.
The Hon. Skosana joined parliament in 1994 and
served the Inkatha Freedom Party with great distinction. He held
Ministerial Office as Minister of Correctional Services from
1998 - 2004 and served as National Assembly House Chair from
2007 to date, as well as being a Member on the portfolio
committee on International Relations and Cooperation. He held
the degrees of BSc and MSc in International Affairs with the
Pacific Western University in the US.
Our country, our Party and parliament have
lost a great mind, an experienced politician, a humble servant
of the people and a true patriot. His vast reservoir of
political knowledge, his diplomatic demeanour and wonderful
sense of humour will be sorely missed by our caucus and
The Inkatha Freedom Party has lost one of its
greatest sons. The Hon.
Skosana worked tirelessly together with Prince Buthelezi, for
the IFP and the country he loved. We salute you Baba Skosana and
wish you Godspeed on your journey. Our heartfelt condolences go
out to his family.
ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE IFP PARLIAMENTARY
Mr VB Ndlovu , MP
Enquiries: Phendulani Biyase 073 024 5675