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Minerals Council left shocked by deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa's death

Deputy Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa died on Friday in an accident along the N1, outside Hammanskraal.

FILE: Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo swearing in the Bavelile Hlongwa as Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on 30 May 2019. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The Minerals Council of South Africa said that the untimely death of Mineral Resources and Energy deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa came at a time when they were looking at developing a constructive relationship with her.

Hlongwa died on Friday in an accident along the N1, outside Hammanskraal.

The council's Alan Fine said that they were saddened by her death.

"It came as a real shock to everyone on the Minerals Council and in the industry. We had quite recently met her and were beginning to develop a solid working relationship. It's a shock for us and very sad for her family, friends and colleagues."

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