COSATU Western Cape statement on the passing of the former Provincial Chairperson of SACTWU, Comrade Mymoena Williams.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Western Cape has learnt with sadness of passing away of Ms. Mymoena Williams, a former Provincial Chairperson of our Affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) and member of the Provincial Executive Committee of COSATU in the Western Cape.

Comrade Williams died peacefully on Tuesday 15 August 2023 at her home. Her death is a painful loss to SACTWU and COSATU in the province.

COSATU extends its heartfelt condolences to the Williams family and SACTWU.  We have lost a dear friend, comrade and a mother. 

Mymoena was the longest serving shop steward in SACTWU. She was a dedicated and exceptional leader who made a huge impact in the lives of her colleagues, the members of SACTWU and clothing and textile workers across the province over her many years of service.

Mymoena was a true working-class activist. Workers struggles always came first in her life. She was a hero in her own right and a giant who fought to unite workers. Her life epitomised the best of what a good trade unionist should be.

COSATU dips its spear to this fallen warrior of the working class.  Her place and seat at our meetings and events will be empty, but her legacy will remain forever live in our hearts

Hamba Kahle comrade Mymoena Williams.

Issued by COSATU Western Cape 

For questions, please call COSATU Provincial Secretary Malvern De Bruyn – 060 977 9027 or COSATU Provincial Chairperson Motlatsi Tshubane – 074 482 6180