MP Nosipho Ntwanambi dies
The ANC’s former chief whip in the NCOP, Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi, has passed away.
CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC)'s former chief whip in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi has died.
Ntwanambi was deputy president of the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) at the time of her passing on Tuesday.
ANCWL President Angie Motshekga and the ANC in Parliament have paid tribute to Ntwanambi as a committed activist.
Ntwanambi was a founding member of the United Women's Organisation (UWO) and the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu).
She arrived at the NCOP in 2009 and served as the ruling party's chief whip until this year.
The ANC's Moloto Mothapo says Ntwanambi died on Tuesday afternoon, after a long illness.
He described her as an outspoken advocate of women's rights and says the party has lost a selfless and dedicated servant of the people.
Ntwanambi was also a member of the ruling party's National Executive Committee (NEC).