Cabinet sends condolences to families of MEC, Kambule, Moche

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pretoria - Cabinet has conveyed condolences to the families and friends of Limpopo MEC for Public Works, Pandelani Ramagoma, Professor Tamsanqa Kambule, and Victor Moche. 

Mr Ramagoma died in a road accident on Monday morning, along the N1 road between Makhado and Polokwane. Mr Ramagoma was flung out of the car before it burst into flames. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and both died on the scene.

"MEC Ramagoma was a respected community leader who served the people of this country selflessly for many years," Government spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Thursday, following an ordinary meeting of cabinet.

Mr Maseko said the MEC contributed to and provided leadership in the Limpopo Provincial Government's contribution of no less than 29 000 jobs of the 500 000 national target set by President Jacob Zuma.

Professor Kambule, 88, one of South Africa's greatest mathematicians and educationist, died on Friday, at the Unitas Hospital in Centurion after a short illness.

"He was a well-known and respected mathematician and educationist who taught and simplified mathematics to thousands of South Africans around the country. 

"He was awarded the National Order of the Baobab for his contribution to mathematics, human development and community service," Mr Maseko said.

Victor Moche, who passed away last Friday, was also a dedicated citizen who served the country in different capacities. 

He served as a chief rep in Algeria and Canada during his years in exile and on his return was a senior executive at Telkom and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Denel and Chairperson of The Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA).

"Their contributions will be missed by many South Africans," Mr Maseko said