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DA ‘deeply saddened’ after MP killed in KZN accident

Tarnia Baker was tragically killed in an accident in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

Democratic Alliance MP Tarnia Baker. Picture: @TarniaBaker

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance MP Tarnia Baker has been killed in an accident in KwaZulu-Natal.

It's understood that Baker was crossing a street in Park Rynie to greet other party members when she was hit by a truck.

The DA says it is deeply saddened and heartbroken.

Baker was in KwaZulu-Natal attending to her oversight responsibilities as a member of the portfolio committee on water and sanitation in Ugu district municipality.

She’s been described as a “wonderful” and “warm person”, as well as a devoted mother and wife.

The DA says it will continue the hard work that Baker lived for, but it says her presence and contribution will be sorely missed.

KwaZulu-Natal leader Zwakele Mcwango says Baker was a committed member of the party.

“She came down for a holiday and then combined her time for an oversight of the Ugu district. That shows commitment from a member of Parliament.”

The party is expected to honour her memory in Parliament soon.

Meanwhile, the ANC and several others have shared their deepest condolences with Baker's loved ones.

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