| TRIBUTE | Jacqueline Mofokeng: A fighter in the trenches

ANC MP Jacqueline Mofokeng

ANC MP Jacqueline Mofokeng

Mahlodi Muofhe writes that corruption and malfeasance, especially in the public sector, authorities and our pronounce-owned entities, shy ANC MP Jacqueline Mofokeng no kill. Mofokeng died on Thursday from complications due to the Covid-19.

Mme Jacque Mofokeng, you’ve got handed on as you had lived – along with your bootstraps on. You didn’t worried away from working excruciatingly laborious for the downtrodden. 

Achieving a excessive positions? It became once by no formulation piece of your DNA.

I revered you so phenomenal and may perchance perchance well continue to enact so at the same time as your stays lie restful.

Your unparalleled unwavering dedication to combat for the rights of our susceptible participants of society similar to females, older participants and teenagers will without end live etched in my mind. I’m certain many others who comprise known you for a few years will attest to my testimony. Infrequently a day went by without us speaking about the ills affecting communities.                   

Corruption and malfeasance, especially in the public sector, authorities and our pronounce-owned entities, shy you no kill. 


You derived pleasure in case you saw our felony justice system bringing some of our incorrect officers and politicians, without trouble or favour, to e book. I marvelled on the formulation you worked so laborious to win some bills thru, in the justice portfolio committee, the place you served as a whip. 

It is possible you’ll perchance well perchance assuredly boast about the progress you had made in the justice portfolio committee the place you served below the stewardship of Bulelani Magwanishe.                                            

We’re restful grappling with the fact that you just may perchance perchance well perchance also be long past. 

Mme Mofokeng, I wonder what you’re going to file to our ancestors in the ancestral village about us final mortals. What I do know for certain is that you just’re going to immediate them comprehensively about how corruption inflicted our society.   

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Chuffed Sindane, the boy from Ekangala or thereabouts approach Bronkorspruit, is able to welcome you to the village. 

Right thru his shy adolescence days till the tip of his existence, you was his mom, assuredly the usage of your admire sources to mom and mentor him. Would perchance well well also impartial his soul rest in peace.                          

You abhorred violence in opposition to females passionately. In Gauteng, every time the scourge of violence in opposition to females reared its head, you may perchance perchance well be the first one there to combat in opposition to it and make certain that that perpetrators met the stout may perchance perchance well also of our felony justice system. 

A day before your death, you reminded me to comprise a look on the Zondo Commission without fail. I would no longer venture the rationale you proffered in case you insisted I watch the lawsuits. Puny did I do know that reminder will now continuously be a reminder of you – it became once our final communication.     

Fight in opposition to Covid              

I became once practically ecstatic you had managed to mount over this virus feasting on humanity daily.

It by no formulation dawned on me that on Thursday we may perchance perchance perchance wake as much as the unhappy news of your passing thanks to Covid-19.

So cruel is this virus that it took the existence of you and that of your child.

Hopefully, the lengthy-standing Land Monetary institution fraud case which you kept on asking me about will, in the tip, be criminally adjudicated upon and finalised.

I wonder how approach a 2008 Land Monetary institution fraud case stays an unfinished account?                     

Mme Mofokeng, you ran your flee with aplomb and dignity. Your child ran hers. Would perchance well well also impartial your souls rest in eternal peace. 

– Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe is the domestic head of the Shriek Security Company.

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