…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) confirmed the unfortunate news that Thembinkosi Apleni, an EFF Member of Parliament, was found dead at his residence in Qonce, Eastern Cape.
Apleni had been representing the Eastern Cape as an EFF permanent delegate to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) since 2019.
The party has not released any details regarding the cause of his death.
A Dedicated EFF Member
Thembinkosi Apleni was an active member of the EFF, having joined the party since its inception.
In 2015, he was appointed as the party’s provincial secretary.
Apleni played a significant role in the Eastern Cape and was a respected figure within the EFF.
His sudden passing has left his colleagues, friends, and family in deep mourning.
The EFF has announced that a memorial service will be held on Thursday, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, both taking place in Qonce.
The specific venues for the services will be communicated at a later time.
This will provide an opportunity for those who knew Apleni to pay their respects and honor his memory.
A Champion for the People
Comrades of Thembinkosi Apleni remember him as someone who dedicated his life to the struggle of improving the lives of others.
He was deeply committed to the cause and worked tirelessly to bring about positive change.
Apleni will be remembered as one of the freedom fighters who emerged from the Eastern Cape, also known as the “Home of Legends.”
Condolences from the National Assembly Leadership
The news of Thembinkosi Apleni’s death has saddened the leadership of the National Assembly.
Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and NCOP chair Amos Masondo expressed shock and profound sadness at the sudden and unexpected passing of Apleni.
His loss is deeply felt within the political community and among his fellow parliamentarians.
The tragic death of Thembinkosi Apleni, an EFF MP, has sent shockwaves through the political landscape.
As an active member of the EFF and a representative of the Eastern Cape, Apleni played a significant role in advocating for change and improving the lives of others.
His sudden passing has not only affected his family and friends but also the entire EFF community and parliamentary colleagues.
The party’s decision to hold memorial and funeral services provides an opportunity for individuals to pay their respects and celebrate Apleni’s contributions to the struggle.
The loss of such a dedicated and committed individual serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by those in public service and the impact they can have on society.