National 15.8.2016 01:50 pm

Former sports minister Makhenkesi Stofile has died

File picture: Makhenkesi Stofile (former Sports Minister). Photo by Wessel Oosthuizen / Gallo Images

File picture: Makhenkesi Stofile (former Sports Minister). Photo by Wessel Oosthuizen / Gallo Images

The former minister of sports and recreation died this morning.

At 72, Stofile died at his home in Alice, in the Eastern Cape.

He was also once the premier of the province. Stofile served as the ANC’s treasurer-general from 1995 to 1997 and was premier from 1997 to 2004. He was appointed the minister of sports and recreation until 2010.

Tributes have been pouring in for the minister.

 

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