JOHANNESBURG –The Pan African Parliament (PAP) at the weekend announced "with regret, the loss of Hon. Elhadj Diao Kante, a national of Guinea Conakry" who was in SA as one of the members of that House.
Kante succumbed to a cancer-related illness last week on Thursday morning in South Africa. He had been hospitalised since the May Parliamentary session that took place in Midrand.
In a statement, president of the PAP, Roger Nkodo Dang, said: "Parliament is saddened by the loss of Hon. Kante, especially as this comes shortly after the former president of PAP departed in the same manner".
He said Kante’s death "will be deeply felt" not only by his family and nation, but the entire African continent.
“Since he joined the continental Parliament in in March 2014, Hon. Kante has made an ineradicable contribution to the mandate of our institution," said Dang.