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RUSTENBURG - The late ANC Women's League chairwoman in the Bojanala Region Morwesi Diswai was a loyal member of the ruling party, her friend and North West legislature deputy speaker Jane Manganye said on Tuesday.
"She loved her work more than anything. At times we also felt that she prioritises work more than her health. And not once has she ever said is tired or her body is ready to shut down," said Manganye at the family home in Mogwase.
Morwesi Johanna Segale-Diswai died on September 21 at Ferncrest Hospital in Tlhabane, Rustenburg due to heart complications, she was 67.
She is survived by her two daughters and three grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held on Thursday in Mogwase.
"I have known her since 1996 and throughout our time together working and being friends I realised she hated factionalism. She believed in talking things out for a common result. Our last conversation when I visited her at the hospital she was still concerned about what was happening. Even on her last days her concern was how the league was doing," said Manganye.
Diswai received recognition in the ANC in 1997 when she joined the ANC Women's League in Mogwase. She quickly became the chairperson of the former Mankwe region interim structure.
As a nurse by profession, her passion was in teaching health issues to elderly, women and children.
She used platforms such as meetings and home visits to deal with social issues.
In 1998 The women's league in the North West under her leadership received a national award for recruiting more professionals such as nurses, doctors and teachers.
African News Agency (ANA)