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Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize remembered at memorial service

A memorial service in honour of Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize is underway in Randburg on Thursday morning.

The 69-year-old deputy minister of women, youth, and persons with disabilities was admitted to the hospital last month.

She died last Thursday at the Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg.

The veteran politician had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017.

A close friend of Mkhize had her daughter deliver her tribute.

“I stand before this congregation on behalf of my mother, Mamsy Khoza, with a broken heart and veneration for her friend. It is so important to note that Sis’Hlengi had a passion and was concerned with providing care to abandoned women and children, especially regarding pre- and post-traumatic stress related to HIV and Aids.”

Mkhize is survived by her husband, four children and grandchild.


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