Jessie Duarte, ANC deputy secretary total, briefs the media at Albert Luthuli Condominium on September 22, 2021 in Johannesburg. (Represent by Gallo Photos/Sharon Seretlo)
Gallo Photos/Sharon Seretlo
Even supposing runt in stature, the unhurried ANC deputy secretary total ‘Yasmin’ Jessie Duarte has been described as a “force in SA politics”.Duarte succumbed to most cancers within the early hours of Sunday.She will be able to most certainly be laid to relaxation on Sunday afternoon as per Muslim rites.Opposition political leaders, in conjunction with UDM chief Bantu Holomisa and ATM chief Vuyolwethu Zungula, own extended their condolences to the family, colleagues, and associates of the unhurried ANC deputy secretary total Jessie Duarte, following her dying on Sunday.
Zungula described Duarte as a dynamite in a runt equipment.
“She would possibly also own been runt in stature however she used to be a force who stood her ground for what used to be appropriate in a male-dominated SA political panorama. She used to make sure and a force within the SA political panorama.
“We would also very smartly be in varied political parties save this would now not mean that we are enemies and can need to own an even time when varied political parties are suffering a loss.
“… because the ATM [we] offer our condolences to the ANC and the family of Ms Duarte,” acknowledged Zungula.
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Holomisa acknowledged: “My condolences to Duarte’s family, the ANC and associates. She played her innings.
“She [Duarte] and Barbara Masekela primitive to welcome me, when known as by Madiba for conferences at Shell Condominium. Uhambe kakuhle Nkosazana, ugqatso ulufezile (relaxation in peace ma’am. your depart is total),” acknowledged Holomisa.
Duarte’s brother Zane Dangor acknowledged the family used to be taking consolation within the truth that she used to be now at peace after her warfare with most cancers.
Dangor acknowledged Duarte, “… took care of most of us in conjunction with myself within the family.
“We own technique to phrases with her passing because we knew she used to be in anguish for the previous eight months.
“Within the final couple of weeks we spoke about that she used to be ready to switch however she used to be easiest worried about how everyone else would take care of her passing,” acknowledged Dangor.
Among the many many roles Duarte occupied, had been SA’s Ambassador to Mozambique, ANC Spokesperson, and interior most assistant to historical ANC presidents Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela. She used to be a vital share of the formation of the ANC Females’s League.
Jessie Duarte and Helen Zille chat on the IEC’s election results centre right during the municipal elections of 2021 on November 02, 2021 in Pretoria. (Represent by Gallo Photos/Beeld/Deaan Vivier)
ANC Nationwide Spokesperson Pule Mabe acknowledged: “It is with profound disappointment that the African Nationwide Congress has learned of the passing of our deputy secretary total, Comrade Yasmin ‘Jessie’ Duarte, right during the early morning of Sunday, 17 July 2022.”
Duarte had been on scientific trek away since November 2021.
The ANC described Duarte because the matriarch and pillar of her family.
“The ANC expresses its heartfelt condolences to the Duarte, Dangor, and Whitley extended households, family contributors, and associates. She used to be each a tower of energy to the organisation as smartly as a matriarch and pillar of her family.
“The passing of Comrade Jessie is a mammoth loss, no longer easiest to the family however to the democratic circulation and the country as a complete. As a dedicated internationalist and historical diplomat, no longer easiest will she be mourned by South Africa, however by colleagues and comrades on the African continent and within the international innovative circulation,” acknowledged Mabe.
“She dedicated her complete existence to the fight for a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, prosperous, and correct South Africa. A dedicated gender activist, she relentlessly championed the emancipation and empowerment of females. Her existence and work mirrored a constant commitment to advancing the rights of the wretched and marginalised.
Duarte served because the deputy secretary total of the ANC since 2012 and used to be a member of its Nationwide Executive Committee since 2002.