Hon Speaker, the ACDP recently learned of the death of Mr Letsau Nelson Diale, who died on 8 January 2015 in Jane Furse, Limpopo province.
We note that after the April 1994 democratic elections, Mr Diale took office as a Member of Parliament, MP. He served as a committee member on the Portfolio Committees on Defence, Safety and Security and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence.
We further note that President Zuma honoured Mr Diale with the Order of Luthuli in Silver in 2011, for his contributions to and sacrifices for the cause of freedom in our country.
We do not know whether or not Mr Diale was ready to meet his Maker, but we do know that death is always sad for those left behind. The ACDP expresses its sincere condolences to his family and friends, his colleagues in the ANC and the communities that he served. Thank you.