Gauteng Provincial Legislature to honour Joe Mpisi

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will on Thursday convene a special house sitting to honour the life of the late Joe Mpisi.

Mpisi died last Friday, following a sustained period of illness. 

“At the time of his loss, Hon. Mpisi was elected as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) and served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Education,” said the legislature.

Paying tribute to Mpisi, the Gauteng department of education said he played a critical role in the province’s basic education sector, ensuring that oversight of the department’s work was carried out diligently.

Gauteng MEC for Education Matome Chiloane said Mpisi strived for the department’s efforts in providing quality education for all to be thoroughly reflected through the delivery of schools and classrooms, rollout of information and communication technology in township schools, provision of safe and convenient scholar transport, consistent school nutrition and learning and teaching support material management.

“We bid farewell to one of the key individuals to whom we accredit our province’s thriving education system. Mr Joe Mpisi will always be remembered for wanting to push the boundaries of what our system can achieve and encouraging us all to say indeed, it can be done,” said Chiloane.

“On behalf of the department, we wish to convey our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones for their loss.”

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