The Chairman of the Finance and Fiscal Commission, Professor Daniel Plaatjies, has passed away.
According to a statement released by his family, Plaatjies died of natural causes on Saturday.
Professor Plaatjies was appointed President of the FFC Commission on June 1.
Plaatjies has been described as a South African patriot who dedicated his life to the cause of social justice and non-racism. He was also an outstanding intellectual and made a significant contribution to scholarship even as he actively engaged in the creation of South African democracy.
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