STELLALANDER-VRYBURG: The Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) in the North West Provincial Legislature, Paul Sebegoe on Friday (10 June) described the death of former Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Mayor, Elvis Tladinyane as a monumental loss to the unity and renewal agenda.
The 56-year-old Tladinyane passed away on Wednesday (8 June) after a protracted illness and lengthy period in hospital.
” We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of a revolutionary cadre of Comrade Tladinyane’s calibre whose loyalty and dedication to the African National Congress and serving our communities has never been in doubt,” highlighted Sebegoe on behalf of the ANC Caucus . Sebegoe said that Tladinyane who was popularly known as ‘Ma-Elvo’ was a tried & and tested cadre and a transformation agent.
“His humility and selfless contribution during his tenure as the Mayor of Kagisano- Molopo Municipality, Member of the Mayoral Committee of the erstwhile Bophirima District Municipality, Executive Mayor of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality and Councilor had distinguished him as a champion of the masses of our people. Comrade Tladinyane was a true patriot, a change agent and a unifier whose contribution will be sorely missed,” he stressed.
He said that the Provincial Chief Whip’s Forum has been robbed of the contributions of Tladinyane whose lifelong mission was to serve and uplift the downtrodden and historically marginalised.
“We were excited when he was recently deployed as a Municipal Whip and Chairperson of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) as we counted on his vast experience as the longest serving councilor as well as principled, ethical leadership to stabilize the municipality, entrench accountability and good governance,” underscored Sebegoe.
“We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, family, friends, comrades within the revolutionary alliance, colleagues and the broader communities that he served with dedication to the very end,” he emphasised. He added that a fitting tribute to Tladinyane would be to strive for unity, work tirelessly to accelerate service delivery to communities that were dear to him and uproot corruption. “The legacy of this courageous servant-leader must not be betrayed by disunity and factional interests which seek to derail the ANC from its historic mission to serve our people,” concluded Sebegoe.