Saturday, 01 August 2020 14:07

ANC MP Zamuxolo Peter. Picture: Parliament.gov.za

ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter has died after testing positive for Covid-19.

In a statement released by the ANC's Parliamentary Caucus on Saturday, the party said Peter had tested positive for the virus and was subsequently hospitalised on 11 July.

He died on Friday, 31 July.

Peter, who was a member of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism and the Standing Committee on the Auditor General, was described as one of the party's most humble members.

The death of Peter comes after other ANC MPs Martha Phindile Mmola and Doris Dunana Dlamini died in Covid-19 related deaths in the past two months.

Chairperson of the portfolio committee on tourism, Supra Mahumapelo, said Peter was a dedicated member of his committee.

“I remember when a particular radio station was looking for a Nguni speaking person for a radio show on tourism in traditional areas, Peter being committed to the transformation of tourism in villages, townships and small towns, stepped in and did a fine job of promoting the work of the committee,” said Mahumapelo.

He said Peter was also against corruption as he wanted clean governance.

“One of his ideals was to ensure that we have corrupt free governance in South Africa, and that we, as Members of Parliament, exercise our oversight mandate and hold the government accountable for its delivery of services to the people,” said Mahumapelo.

The committee has send its heartfelt condolences to Peter’s family, friends and his comrades.