Mahlangu has been described as a strong leader in traditional structures and an advocate for the administration of land rights, who stood firm against gender-based violence. Mahlangu played a significant part in strengthening the role of traditional leadership at the local sphere of government as well as deepening the values of constitutional democracy and the principles of cooperative governance.
Mabuza will be remembered for, among other things, bringing leadership during a disastrous moment in South Africa. He was a fearless businessman who paved the way for the establishment of black business and continued to make an impact on the country’s economic landscape.
He has been a total embodiment of a people cantered development from the humble beginnings of his struggle life as an activist. Cde JJ Skosana has proven to be an astute legislator after serving with distinction in the aforementioned areas of responsibility till his last day.
Minister Mthembu will be fondly remembered for his courage, empathy, loyalty, a sense of humour and depth of knowledge of the struggle for freedom in South Africa. He was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade.