The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) sends its heartfelt condolescenes to Minister Collins Chabane (Minister of Public Service and Administration), Sergeants Lesiba Sekele and Lawrence Lentsoane, their families, South African Police Services (SAPS), the African National Congress (ANC), the music industry and their comrades. Minister Chabane and his bodyguards sadly met their untimely death on the road accident 30km outside Polokwane. On 10 April 2014, Minister Collins Chabane in his capacity as the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation during his key note address at the National Gender Equality Summit hosted by the Commission of Gender Equality was quoted as saying “Gender Equality is not the responsibility of women alone, but requires equal participation of men too. Men must stand up and be counted in an endeavour to build a non-sexiest society”. “As the Commission we mourn his death and celebrate the life of a gallant proponent of gender equality who was not afraid to speak his mind on issues of patriarchy and gender stereotypes”, said Ms Thoko Mpumlwana, the Acting Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality. On behalf of the Commission for Gender Equality, “We say your memory and what you laboured for will be your legacy. We shall never forget the footprints you left behind and the seamless effort in ensuring that gender equality is a reality in this country”, Thoko Mpumlwana added. To Mrs Mavis Chabane and the children, the CGE thank you for sharing Minister Chabane with the nation May your soul rest in peace, Etlela hi Kurhula, Minister Chabane! ENDS, Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Date: 16 March 2015 Contact Person: Javu Baloyi Tel: 083 579 3306 The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.