GOOD Statement by Patricia De Lille,
13 January 2023
The GOOD party has learned with great sadness of the passing of Dr. Frene Ginwala, the founding Speaker of South Africa’s democratic Parliament and a pillar of light in our country.
She dedicated her life to the struggle against apartheid, stepping up to the challenging task of building a non-sexist and non-racial South Africa long before she led the National Assembly.
Through her life’s work as a lawyer, political leader, activist and journalist, her work and passion was, and will forever be, inspiring.
Under her leadership, our democratic Parliament was formed on a strong foundation, rooted in our commitment to the Constitution and the life-long fight to build a just and equal society.
As current leaders and Parliamentarians, we owe it to her to continue building on this foundation, as our work is far from done.
Aware of the massive challenges still facing South Africa today, Dr. Ginwala had dedicated her time to South Africa and its people until her last days.
We further extend our condolences to the friends, family and former colleagues of Dr. Ginwala.
Janke Tolmay, GOOD: Media Manager