Parliament’s Memorial for Deceased Members
Date: Wednesday 25 March
Place: National Assembly foyer, Parliament
Media wishing to attend should RSVP Estelle Randall at email@example.com or on
021-403 8195 by Tuesday 24 March.
Parliament, Monday 23 March 2009 – Parliament’s memorial ceremony on 25 March for MPs who died while in office between 1994 and 2008 will include tree planting in the Queen Victoria Gardens and the unveiling of a plaque inscribed with the names of the deceased MPs.
A keynote address and the handover of a memorial DVD and book will take place at Marks Building, Parliament, after this.
The memorial, commissioned by Parliament’s Presiding Officers, will involve family members of the deceased MPs, Party Whips, senior Parliamentary managers, the Leader of Government Business, former National Assembly Speaker and current Deputy President Baleka Mbete and Provincial Speakers and Deputy Speakers.
The aim is to celebrate the contribution of the deceased MPs to the establishment of a democratic South Africa and to create institutional and family memory about these MPs.