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Pan-African Parliament Member, Elhadj Diao Kante Has Passed On

The Pan-African Parliament announces with regret, the loss of Hon. Elhadj Diao KANTE, a national of Guinea Conakry.

Hon. Kante succumbed to death in the morning hours of 13 June 2019 in South Africa, after suffering from a cancer related illness that bound him on a hospital bed since the May Parliamentary Session that took place in Midrand.

The Rt. Hon. Roger Nkodo DANG, President of the PAP says Parliament is saddened by the loss of Hon. Kante, especially as this comes shortly after the former President of PAP departed in the same manner.

He says Hon. Kante’s death will be deeply felt not only by his family and nation, but the entire African continent.

“Since he joined the continental Parliament in in March 2014, Hon. Kante has made an ineradicable contribution to the mandate of our institution. He selflessly served with dedication and bravery; it is for this reason that we shall forever cherish and celebrate his life as one of our African heroes,” says the PAP President.

Hon. Kante was a member of the PAP Permanent Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution.

While details about his memorial and burial services are awaited from the Kante family, the Pan-African Parliament flags will fly at half-mast in Midrand, South Africa while a condolence book will be opened for mourners to register their messages during the mourning period.

Hon. Kante was born on 15 February 1943.

May his soul and those departed rest in peace!

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