The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of Ronnie Mamoepa and conveys her condolences to his wife, entire family, friends and colleagues.


Minister Pandor said: “I fondly remember Ronnie as a very capable and professional head of communications at the Department of Home Affairs. We worked closely together drawing on his ideas for broadening communications and serving the public.”


“His stories of life as an activist and his experience as a cadre in prison kept us entranced for hours, we dip our heads in sadness at this loss of another great South African. May his soul rest in peace,” said the Minister.


Issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology


Lunga Ngqengelele

Media Liaison Officer

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