Media Statement

03 December 2018

Minister Sisulu conveys her condolences to the Msimang family

“Once again, we have lost one of our country’s finest diplomats who served his country with dedication, commitment and pride.” Those were the words of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, after learning with deep shock and sadness of the untimely passing of Mr Mendi Msimang.

Mr Msimang was among South Africa’s first country representatives abroad after the first democratic elections in 1994. He served as South Africa’s High Commissioner to London from 1995 to 1998.

“On behalf of the current serving and former High Commissioners and Ambassadors, we join the nation in mourning the untimely death of Mr Msimang. He served our country with distinction. His family should take comfort in knowing they had a father and grandfather of the highest calibre”, said Minister Sisulu.

Minister Sisulu conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr Msimang.

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, mabayan@dirco.gov.za or 083 645 7838

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