The African National Congress Women’s League has received with great sadness the news of the death of ANCWL Limpopo chairperson and agriculture MEC Joy Matshoge, the league said on Sunday.
Matshoge reportedly died in a car crash on the N1 south near Mokopane in Limpopo on Saturday night. It was reported that she was travelling alone when she apparently lost control of the car after a tyre burst.
“The members and supporters of [the] ANCWL have lost one of its first line of defence of the rights of the women of South Africa,” the ANCWL said in a statement on Sunday.
“Cde Joy was [a] fearless, yet humble, leader of our movement. At all times she upheld the principles of democratic centralism and worked tirelessly to build a progressive, united ANCWL.”
Matshoge’s outstanding leadership and selfless servant qualities would be dearly missed within the ranks and file of the organisation.
“Her untimely death has robbed us a disciplined, dedicated cadre of our revolution.
“[The] ANCWL would like to convey heartfelt condolences to the Matshoge family, friends, and relatives during this difficult moment. May we all reflect on the good memories we had with cde Joy for us to be able to find strength to go through this difficult moment. Rest in peace Mbokodo. Rest in peace our forthright comrade,” the ANCWL said.
– African News Agency (ANA)