The Democratic Alliance (DA) was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing away of Minister Roy Padayachie in Addis Ababa this morning.
Minister Padayachie was an able and hard-working member of Cabinet, who was always responsive and available to engage with the DA. He was effecting a steady turn-around at the Department of Public Service and Administration, which demonstrated his commitment to service delivery excellence.
On behalf of the DA, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Minister Padayachie's family, especially his wife and children; as well as his friends and colleagues.
He will be missed in Parliament, in Cabinet, and indeed by all who worked with him or under him in his long and distinguished career in service of South Africa.