Motion of Condolence
for the Late Deputy Minister of Health
Dr Molefi Sefularo


Remarks by Rev Musa Zondi MP

National Assembly: 14 April 2010


Honourable Speaker,


The news of the sudden death of the Hon Dr Molefi Sefularo, former Deputy Minister of Health, came across to us in the IFP with much shock, resentment and anguish, especially because snatched from our midst is one of the most dedicated sons of our country South Africa, at the prime of his life.


The IFP has had opportunity to work with Dr Sefularo in Parliament and in Government, and has great respect for his skills and leadership. His tragic death is a loss to us all.


Dr Sefularo was an accomplished scholar and a dedicated servant of our nation, who always had the best interests of the people of South Africa at heart.


We also pay tribute to the outstanding work he has done in leading the fight against HIV and Aids in South Africa. We are aware that during his tenure as the MEC for Health in the North West and during the current term as the Deputy Minister of Health, he was known for his passion, drive and dedication to improve South Africa's ailing health system and to curb the spread of HIV/Aids.


Away from the corridors of Parliament and Government, Dr Sefularo was a man who was well-liked by many. He was admired within the community for the work he did to raise the standard of living of ordinary members of the community and in particular, for his efforts to encourage the youth to acquire education so that they could thereby equip themselves for the service to the community and the nation.


Our country has indeed lost a formidable leader and we mourn the loss of such a great South African.


The IFP extends its deepest condolences, sympathy and support to the Sefularo family, his colleagues, friends and members of the ANC.  My God give them strength and consolation at this difficult time. We pray that God gives him eternal rest; and that light perpetually shines upon him.


I thank you.


Rev Musa Zondi MP
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