Johannesburg - The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on Wednesday expressed shock at the death of councillor Pauline Masutlhe in Marikana.
Masutlhe died at Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg on Wednesday.
She was shot in the leg by police during a police operation last Saturday (15 September) in the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana, the IMC said.
She was subsequently admitted to hospital, where she underwent an operation to remove the rubber bullet. She died while in hospital.
“We are deeply saddened to lose a dedicated person of Councillor Masutlhe's calibre. She was very instrumental in providing support to the IMC while it was discharging its responsibilities in Marikana. Our hearts are with the Masutlhe family at this time,” said Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane, who heads the IMC.