President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the outstanding trade union leader Cedric Gina. He passed away on Monday, January 29th, in Addington Hospital in Durban.
It is known, that he suffered a severe illness for two months.
Cyril Ramaphosa expressed regret over the death of Gina, and noted that he played a crucial role in creating a social compact, and also stood at the origins of democracy.
“It is sad to learn of the death of a youthful, talented and dedicated leader of the working class and society at large. The labour movement and our country, in general, has been deprived of benefiting from the full potential of Cedric Gina’s contribution to our society and to the betterment of the status of workers in our economy,” Ramaphosa noted.
Cedric Gina died at the age of 48. He was one of the founders of the Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) and a former president of the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (Numsa).