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ANC top dog dies in a car crash

Regrettably, an ANC top dog has died. The official was a former Northern Cape MEC for Public Works and a member of Parliament. On Saturday morning, Mxolisi Sokatsha was killed in a car accident near Kimberly.

Mxolisi Sokatsha, an ANC legislator, made headlines last year when he revealed that Unisa "academically banned" him from pursuing postgraduate studies for two years due to suspicions of plagiarism (in theology studies).

Mxolisa Simon Sokatsha (born 7 January 1965) is a South African accountant, educator, and politician currently serving in the South African National Assembly. From 2009 to 2019, he served on the Northern Cape's Executive Council and as a member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature from 2003 to 2019. Sokatsha is an African National Congress delegate.

Sokatsha was instrumental in the creation of the Midlands and Karoo Youth Congress in the 1980s.

[1] He presided over the South African Students Congress and SANTISCO. He served as the South African Democratic Trade Union's site chairperson in Graaff-Reinet and Richmond. Between 1994 through 1996, Sokatsha served as Richmond's first post-apartheid mayor. He also served three times as chairman of the ANC's Pixley ka Seme area. He worked as an accountant for the Pixley Ka Seme Municipality from 1997 until 1999.

Condolences have begun to come in. Here are a few examples:


It is with great sadness that we learn of Mr Mxolisi Sokatsha's passing. Mr Mxolisi was a Member of Parliament, a URCSA Theology student, and a family man. He was interpreting my sermon at Hanover on resurrection Sunday. Additionally, I received Communion with him. Brother, rest in peace.


I'm heartbroken to learn of Cde Mxolisi Sokatsha's unfortunate passing. Such a genuine modest spirit who sincerely demonstrated humility and kindness to everyone. The Northern Cape has lost a genuine ambassador for its friendliness, kindness, and love!


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