ANC MP Martha Mmola dies of Covid-related illness
ANC MP Martha Mmola died on Saturday due to a Covid-19 related illness.
This was disclosed by parliament’s presiding officers, National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces chairperson Amos Masondo.
Mmola served as a permanent delegate to the National Council of Provinces for the ANC, representing the Mpumalanga province.
She was previously a member of the National Assembly, where she was also a member of the portfolio committee on police and standing committee on defence.
She became a permanent representative to the NCOP in 2019, and had been a member of the select committees on security and justice; co-operative governance & traditional affairs; water and sanitation; and human settlements. She also served on the joint standing committee on defence; select committee on petitions and executive undertakings; select committee on finance as well as the select committee on appropriations.
Said the presiding officers: “We have lost a committed legislator whose passion and drive for security matters transcended beyond parliament.
“Ms Mmola was a long-standing active advocate for secure and safe communities. She supported various crime-fighting initiatives, and was particularly vehement against gender-based violence in her community. She will be remembered for her hard work, dedication, passion and love for the communities she served.”