Edna Molewa Biography
Bomo Edith Edna Molewa was a South African politician and member of the African National Congress (ANC).
She served as a South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs from 31 October 2010 to 25 May 2014 when the Ministry was split and she was appointed Minister of Environmental Affairs. She served under that capacity to her death on 22 September 2018.
She was a teacher at Moloto and Makunyane secondary schools back in 1976 to 1981. She is one of the people who served the underground structures of the liberation movement between the period of 1976 and 1990.
She has been a member of the African National Congress Women’s League National Executive Council since 2003, Chairperson of the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) in the North West Province, South Africa.
Edna Molewa Age
She was born 23 March 1957 in Bela-Bela, South Africa and died on 22 September 2018 at the age of 61 in a Pretoria hospital after a period of illness.
Edna Molewa Education
She was studying towards a Bachelor’s in Communications at the University of South Africa. She had done a Leadership course at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and held a Certificate of Economic Leadership Development Programme from Wharton Business School in United States of America.
Edna Molewa Husband – Edna Molewa Marriage
Molewa was married to Francis Sethema until his died. They had four children. She was later married to Richard Molewa, a business consultant who has two kids from his previous marriage.
Edna Molewa Death
She passed away on 22 September 2018 in a Pretoria hospital after a period of illness.
[Statement] President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced, with profound sadness, that Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Edna Molewa passed away today, Saturday 22 September 2018, after a period of illness. https://t.co/Uqlv8jkpJT pic.twitter.com/g2dkpbIkMI
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 22, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa statement on the passing away of Edna Molewa
“I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Minister Edna Molewa as well as to her colleagues in Cabinet and across all spheres of government who have had the privilege to work alongside an extraordinary leader of our people.
“This is a devastating loss to our nation and to the global community who owe a great debt of gratitude to the late Minister Molewa for her championship nationally and globally for the environmental integrity of a sustainable planet Earth that can be shared and enjoyed by all nations and all people, rich and poor.
“Minister Molewa has distinguished herself in many capacities and causes from her contribution to our liberation to fighting for equality of women in our society. We shall miss her greatly.”
Edna Molewa Cause of Death
The late Minister Edna Molewa’s cause of death was Legionnaires’ disease – an extremely acute form of pneumonia. The minister’s brother Fana Mmethi in a statement issued on behalf of her family said, “Our sister passed away yesterday, 22 September 2018 following complications of Legionnaires’ disease.”
Edna Molewa Funeral
The official funeral service for the late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will be held in Pretoria on Saturday, 6 October 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa, his deputy David Mabuza, ministers, dignitaries and family members are expected to attend.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) October 6, 2018
— African National Congress (@MYANC) October 6, 2018
Edna Molewa Contact Details
Tel: 021 464 1500
Fax: 021 465 3362
Postal Address: Private Bag X9153
Street Address: 120 Plein Street
Floor 15 Room 1518
Postal Address: Private Bag X 447
Street Address: Environment House
473 Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia,