MEDIA STATEMENTS: The South African National Governing Council conveys its heartfelt condolences on the passing of the Auditor-General of South Africa, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu

Date: 16 Nov 2020

The South African chapter of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) conveys its heartfelt condolences on the passing of the Auditor-General, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu.

The sudden passing of Mr Makwetu has sent a sad wave of shock across the entire country, the continent and beyond. As an astute professional who rose through the ranks, Mr Makwetu was loved and respected by many. Mr Makwetu upheld very high professional and moral standards in the execution of his duties as the Auditor-General of the Republic of South Africa. His conduct in the service of the public earned him great respect by many across several divides.

Mr Makwetu did his best in introducing strategic instruments and practical measures that continue to make a significant contribution in promoting good governance across all spheres of the public service. Such instruments and measures will go a long way in building a capable, developmental and ethical state. Without any hesitation, we are confident that Mr Makwetu was going to fly our country flag very high in the new role he was appointed to take up in the United Nations’ Independent Audit Advisory Committee.

Mr Makwetu leaves behind a legacy of good governance, professionalism, high moral standing, value based & driven leadership, commitment and dedication to public service.

We call upon the young and emerging young professionals in the audit fraternity to take a leaf from the professional life of Mr Makwetu and reassert the role of the profession in advancing good governance.

We once more wish to express our most sincere condolences to the family & relatives of Mr Makwetu, the Office of the AGSA, his friends and colleagues.

Kakade kuyaphunyulwa emva komsebenzi!

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