Deputy Speaker and hon members, the old saying that "there is a time to come and a time to go" has been verified by Sue. Unlike some speakers like the hon Minister in the Presidency, who spoke before, I knew Sue only between 09:00 and 16:00 on working days during parliamentary sittings, therefore I will confine myself to that. [Laughter.]
She was quite meticulous in everything she did. I came to know Sue in 1999 when we served on the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and Tourism chaired by Gwen Mahlangu. She came out as quite amiable and had a grasp across environmental issues, on which she exuded passion. As the ANC whip in the committee, she maintained discipline amongst her colleagues and led by example in being punctual.
When she was then elevated to the position of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, she did not lose touch with the people. She showed a big heart when, after she had resigned - I must emphasise, after she had resigned - she resumed her seat as a backbencher, a lesson yet to be learned by some.
We in the UCDP wish her well in her retirement from active politics. We hope she will invest her energy in family and other community projects as much as she has vowed to do it for her party. The UCDP wishes her to have all the strength, all the way. Thank you. [Applause.]