Former South African Ambassador to Morocco Dies
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was shocked and saddened by the death of former
South African Ambassador to Morocco, Dr. Mohamed Moosa Motala who passed away
after a long illness at his Pietermaritzburg home on Friday 20 May 2005. Dr. Motala
was buried today, Friday in Pietermartizburg.
Dr. Motala, 84 years old,
was South Africa's Ambassador to Morocco from 1996-1999. A Medical Practitioner
by profession, the late Dr. Motala was:
- A former Chairperson of the
Natal Indian Congress
- Member of the Executive Council of the UDF Natal
Midlands Region of the UDF
- Member of the ANC, Kwazulu-Natal
of the Indian Centenary Trust
- Chairperson Ghandi Memorial Committee
an Assessor for the SA Medical and Dental Council.
of Foreign Affairs extends the heartfelt condolences of President Thabo Mbeki,
the government and people of South Africa to his widow, Rabiya and the two children
Shireen and Irshad, said Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe.
our conviction that they will continue to draw strength and inspiration from the
knowledge that the people of South Africa share in their sorrow and grief. Indeed
the thoughts and prayers of all the people of South Africa, including those of
South African envoys abroad reach out to them" concluded Deputy Minister
Sue van der Merwe.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
of Foreign Affairs
P/Bag X 152
20 May 2005