Home Affairs pays tribute to Minister Chabane

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pretoria - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has paid tribute to the late Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane, saying that he was a hard-working and dedicated South African patriot.

“He was of a brilliant mind and had a calm demeanour amidst any storm no matter how turbulent they would be. Minister Chabane was a hard-working and dedicated South African patriot and his dedication to the people of our country was remarkable.

“His death is a tragic national loss, particularly because among others, he had a very methodical and analytic mind and therefore his contribution to our processes of social transformation was remarkable,” said Minister Gigaba.

On his visit to the ZSP centre in Midrand on Tuesday, the Minister wished the Chabane family strength during this difficult time.

Minister Chabane and his two protectors, Lesiba Sekele and his colleague Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane, were killed in a car crash in the early hours of Sunday on the N1 in Limpopo. They were involved in a collision with a truck.

Government through Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, announced on Sunday that Minister Chabane will be afforded an official funeral.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday while the Minister will be laid to rest on Saturday.

*Click here to view our online tribute to Minister Chabane. - SAnews.gov.za