The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has learned with shock the untimely and tragic passing of Mrs Tarnia Baker MP.
The untimely passing of Mrs Baker has left a gaping hole within the Committee. She has astutely served with us and was devoted to ensuring that the people of this country get access to quality clean water, said Mr Mlungisi Johnson, the Chairperson of the Committee.
Death has robbed the Committee of one of its sharpest minds, a dedicated MP that was committed to ensuring accountability and attaining a better life for all who live in this wonderful country.
On Wednesday and Thursday Mrs Baker was part of the Committee that sat for two long sessions assessing the implementation of targets by the Department of Water and Sanitation and its entities.
As always, her sharp mind and probing questions shone throughout while she maintained her well-known smile, Mr Johnson emphasised.
The Committee passes its heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, colleagues and the political party she represented, the Democratic Alliance. The Committee shall indeed miss Mrs Baker and her sterling commitment to her work.
Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa