ANC MP Zamuxolo Peter dies of Covid-19 • illuminaija

ANC MP Zamuxolo Peter dies of Covid-19


ANC MP Zamuxolo Peter dies of Covid-19

The party has confirmed that ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter has died after a short illness attributed to COVID-19.

This was announced on Saturday 1 August.

Peter was a member of parliament’s portfolio committee on tourism and served as the mayor of Makana Municipality between 2011 and 2015.


Peter was elected as an MP during the 2019 General Elections.

He was 55-years-old at the time of his death.

“One could always count on Zamuxolo Peter for assistance when the assistance is required, and he would go the extra mile to ensure that the objectives of the committee were met.

“I remember when a particular radio station was looking for a Nguni speaking person for a radio show on tourism in traditional areas, Mr Peter being committed to the transformation of tourism in villages, townships and small towns, stepped in and did a fine job of promoting the work of the committee,” the chair of the tourism portfolio committee, Supra Mahumapelo, said.

“One of his ideals was to ensure that we have corrupt-free governance in SA, and that we, as members of parliament, exercise our oversight mandate and hold the government accountable for its delivery of services to the people,” Mahumapelo added.

Peter played an integral part in ensuring infrastructural improvements reached the poorest in the Makana Municipality.

He ensured that sewerage reticulation, sanitation and streets blight were provided for Riebeeck East community.

The MP is said to have lived his life by the mantra: “I will not sleep until the life of the poor has changed.”


He is survived by his wife and three children


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