The first lady of Limpopo and wife of Premier Stanley Mathabatha, Maggie Mathabatha has passed on. The Premier’s office confirmed on Wednesday.

Mrs. Mathabatha was the patron of Limpopo the First Lady Trust since 2013. She passed away on Wednesday morning following a short illness.

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The Limpopo Provincial Government hereby notifies family, relatives, friends and the people of Limpopo about the passing on of Mrs Maggie Mathabatha,” read the statement from the premier’s office.

Limpopo first lady Maggie Mathabatha has passed on
Maggie Mathabatha


“Mma Mathabatha will be remembered by the family, relatives, friends and the people of Limpopo for her immense contribution towards socio-economic development of the disadvantaged people. Through the Limpopo First Lady Trust, Mrs Mathabatha managed to mobilise resources which resulted in the successful building of houses for disadvantaged families. The distribution of food parcels and wheelchairs.”

Details regarding funeral arrangements will be announced once the family has finalised them.


The Matahbatha family have received condolences from various parties including the ANC and the PAC.

ANC Limpopo spokesperson Jimmy Machaka says as the patron of the Limpopo First Lady Trust since 2013. Mathabatha exemplified compassion and leadership and has left an indelible mark on the socio-economic landscape of the province.

He says Mathabatha’s tireless efforts in championing the rights and well-being of disadvantaged individuals will be forever remembered by her family, friends, and the people of Limpopo.

“The PAC would like to extend condolences to Premier Mathabatha and his family, to the African National Congress, and the entire residents of Limpopo.

“We extend condolences to the citizens of our province cautious of the work Premier’s wife did regarding domestic violence. The campaign which PAC has identified with and waged to end domestic violence particularly violence against women and children,” said the PAC.