Limpopo mourns first lady and philanthropist Maggie Mathabatha

Maggie Mathabatha, the wife of Limpopo premier Stanley Mathabatha, has passed away after a short illness.

The news of her untimely demise was announced by the Limpopo provincial government on Wednesday, which expressed its condolences.

The provincial government underscored that as the “First Lady of Limpopo”, Maggie played an instrumental role in uplifting the lives of underprivileged communities.

Through her dedicated efforts with the Limpopo First Lady Trust, she managed to mobilise resources and initiate impactful projects aimed at assisting those in need.

The first lady’s unwavering commitment to serving her community resonated deeply with those who had the privilege of crossing paths with her, and her genuine concern for the welfare of others earned her widespread respect and admiration.

Throughout her philanthropic journey, she remained a pillar of strength, bringing hope and solace to countless lives.

Said the provincial government: “Mrs Maggie Mathabatha, who was the patron of Limpopo First Lady Trust since 2013, passed on this morning following a short illness.

“[Mrs] Mathabatha will be remembered by the family, relatives, friends, and the people of Limpopo for her immense contribution towards the socio-economic development of the disadvantaged people.

“Through the Limpopo First Lady Trust, Mrs Mathabatha managed to mobilise resources which resulted in the successful building of houses for disadvantaged families, and the distribution of food parcels and wheelchairs.

Funeral arrangements are under way and more details will be announced in due course.


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