Hon Deputy Speaker, it is indeed with sadness that we in the NA once again lose a colleague to cancer. Cancer is a complex, life- threatening disease that affects millions of South Africans and this requires us to do more.
Yolanda, or Ms Botha, was one who cared for people and if she was standing here today, she would also have said that we need to do more. One in four South Africans is affected by cancer through family, friends or oneself directly. Only those who have nursed the loved one to the bitter end will know the hardship and the frustration of trying to get care and support for the patient, and what effect it has on the family and the loved ones.
Cope would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to hon Yolanda Botha's family, friends, and colleagues in the ANC. I thank you.