OR Tambo School of Leadership is saddened by the untimely passing of Tozama Priscilla Mantashe who was one of the school’s facilitators. She was hospitalized and subsequently passed on the evening of January 31st following her attraction of Covid-19.
At the time of passing Tozama Mantashe was serving as Member of Parliament where her responsibilities included serving in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry as well as the National Assembly Rules Committee and Joint Rules Committee. She served in both the current sixth Parliament and its predecessor – which is the fifth Parliament.
A dedicated cadre whose leadership role is embedded across structures of the Tripartite Alliance, Tozama Mantashe is celebrated for her gender activism, unflinching commitment to improvement of conditions of workers, rural development, and women’s empowerment. Not surprising therefore is Tozama Mantashe’s alignment to OR Tambo School as facilitator. Her role as capacitor through facilitation intended to result in transformative leadership that change society based on critical analysis about how the world works.
“During this dreaded and trying time we extend heartfelt sympathies to the family and loved ones of Comrade Tozama Priscilla Mantashe. Her passing is also a loss for us as a nation. Through the delivery of our mandate as a school we will keep her spirit alive for the benefit of generations to come” explained OR Tambo School Principal, David Masondo.