Prof Mkhize was the African National Congress (ANC) NEC member and Chairperson of the Andrew and June Mlangeni Foundation. She served as Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services between May 2014 and March 2017. She was then appointed Home Affairs Minister from March 2017 to October of the same year. She was also treasure-general of the ANC Women’s League and served as ambassador to the Netherlands between 2005 and 2009.
Her work was that of a true patriot. She is remembered as a person of principle, a well-known pedagogue, scholar, and a skilled public servant.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Mkhize family, friends and colleagues, and we wish you strength through this difficult time.