PRESS RELEASE: Condolences with the passing of Jakes Gerwel: Holomisa
The United Democratic Movement is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Jakes Gerwel.
Jakes epitomised the right combination of philosophy, discipline and humility - he was a Renaissance Man. Former President Nelson Mandela recognised these qualities in him and appointed him as Director General in his office. During that time, when one walked into the Presidency, you would see South Africans, from all backgrounds, races and beliefs, hard at work under one roof.
South Africans will remember Jakes Gerwel for the invaluable contribution he made before and after this country was freed from Apartheid. He had the ability to quickly identify a problem, craft a solution and saw his work to conclusion. His passing is a loss for this Nation.
To the family, friends and colleagues of Professor Gerwel we express our condolences - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Statement issued by:
Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP
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