Tuesday, July 27, 2010
ANC struggle heroine dies
27 July 2010, 15:37
ANC struggle stalwart Cheryl Gillwald died of cancer at the weekend, the African National Congress Women's League said on Tuesday.
"The ANCWL national executive committee is shocked and saddened by the news of the passing on of Mrs Cheryl Gillwald, the heroine of our struggle for liberation," said ANCWL spokeswoman Edna Molewa in a statement.
"We join hands with millions of our people in paying tribute to this brave woman of our country who has truly played a noble and prominent role in our people's struggle for freedom."
Gillwald, who died aged 53, served as a Member of Parliament for 12 years, from 1994 to 2006.
She was appointed deputy justice and constitutional development minister in 1999, and in 2004 she became deputy correctional services minister.
She resigned from public office in 2006.
"The ANCWL acknowledges Gillwald's tireless efforts towards human rights and creating a better life for all - a vision she lived throughout her life," said Molewa. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Mrs Cheryl Gillwald died pretty young!