President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, and his family on the sad passing of his mother Mrs Nozipho Nzimande on Sunday evening, 11 June 2017.
The much loved Mama Nzimande turned 90 years old last month. She warmly received SACP and ANC activists in her home during the difficult period of the violence that engulfed Pietermaritzburg and surroundings during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“We extend our deepest condolences to Minister Nzimande and family on the passing on of this much-loved matriarch. May they find strength to cope with the difficulty that this end of an era brings to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with family at this difficult time,” said President Zuma.