MINISTER MOTSHEKGA SHOCKED AND SADDENED AT THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF FREE STATE EDUCATION MEC DR TATE MAKGOE
The Minister of is shocked and saddened at the news of the sudden death of Free Education MEC Tate Makgoe.
At 4am today the Free State Premier Mxolisi Zukwana informed Minister Motshekga about an accident on the N1 which claimed the life of Dr Makgoe and his protector in Winburg.
“I have no words to express my deepest shock at the news of the untimely passing of Comrade Tate.
When I was appointed Minister of Basic Education he was also appointed MEC of Education in the Free State and has been in the position ever since. The success of the province in education can be attributed mainly to his leadership, dedication, understanding of the sector and the innovation which has yielded great results. I am truly saddened by his passing,” said Minister Motshekga.
This is heartbreaking and indeed a huge loss to the sector and society as a whole. It is a tragedy for the family, the province and the country.
“Tate was simply the best ever. He contributed immensely not only in Free State education but in the sector generally. He was a very hardworking, highly gifted but humble and respectful to all. A trailblazer of note,” said Minister Motshekga.
The Minister conveyed her condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders who worked with Dr Makgoe.