Media Statements

CoGTA Mourns the Passing of Mme Constance Bapela

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) mourns the passing of Mme Constance Bapela, the wife of the Deputy Minister of CoGTA, Mr Obed Bapela.

This loss of Mme Constance is a painful tragedy that has opened wounds that were beginning to heal after the recent passing of Mme Joyce Bapela (mother of Deputy Minister Obed Bapela) in the beginning of the year (January 2018).

“We remember and mourn with great sadness the passing of a strong willed, dedicated, committed and disciplined servant of the people. Even as we mourn for this precious life lost, it is beffiting that we also celebrate the life of a great patriot, Mme Constance Bapela”, said Minister van Rooyen.

Minister van Rooyen conveyed heartfelt condolences to the Bapela family, colleagues and friends at this painful time.

May the good Lord rest her soul in peace.

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