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Deputy Minister In The Presidency Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize Dies

THE Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize has passed away at the age of 69.

She was Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities.

Mkhize was an ANC NEC member, chairperson of the Progressive Women’s Movement of South Africa, and the treasurer general of the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL).

She previously served as Minister of Higher Education and Training and as deputy minister in the Correctional Services and Telecommunications ministries.

Mkhize was also ambassador to the Netherlands from 2005 to 2008.

She was also a founder member and a trustee of the Children and Violence Trust and had been a trustee of the Malibongwe Business Trust from 2005.

Mkhize held a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Social Work and Sociology from the University of Zululand; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, and a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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