We are saddened by the passing of Cynthia Mabitle.

One of the stalwarts of the union, Cynthia Mabitle, suddenly passed away last night after she complained about a chest pain.

Cynthia has been active in trade unionism for a long time and as far back as 2000, she has been appointed National Treasurer of Hactu. After the amalgamation between Hactu and UASA on 1 February 2001, Cynthia has been one of the elected office bearers who represented the hairdressers on the National Executive Committee of UASA, where she later also served as one of the Vice Presidents.

Cynthia was very active on several bargaining council committees and her trade mark has been that the interests of the members always came first.

On behalf of the National Executive Committee, the CEO, UASA staff as well as all members, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family. We hope and pray that they will receive all the support they may need and that the mercy of God

will carry them through this time of bereavement.

Rest in peace Cynthia. We will all miss you.

Cynthia Mabitle