Edna Molewa

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Edna Molewa
Born Bomo Edith Edna
23 March 1957
Bela-Bela, Limpopo
South Africa
Died 22 September 2018 (aged 61)
Pretoria, Gauteng
South Africa
Resting place Zandfontein Cemetery, Pretoria
Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
Alma mater University of South Africa
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Wharton Business School
Occupation Politician
Title Minister of Environmental Affairs
Term 26 May 2014 – 22 September 2018
Predecessor Position established
Successor Nomvula Mokonyane
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Richard Molewa (Until 2017)

Edna Molewa (23 March 1957 – 22 September 2018) was a South African politician who served as the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of South Africa from 31 October 2010 to 25 May 2014 under the Jacob Zuma Administration and Minister of Environmental Affairs from 26 May 2014 until her death on 22 September 2018 - a term that began during the Jacob Zuma Administration and crossed over to the Cyril Ramaphosa Administration. Edna Molewa was a member of the African National Congress throughout her career, served as the Head of Communications of the African National Congress Women's League between 2013 and 2015 and was a member of the National Executive Council of the African National Congress from 2003 until her death.


  1. Citizen, Edna Molewa laid to rest, 22 November 2018
  2. City Press, 'Minister, lover wanted me dead' - former husband of environmental affairs minister, 22 November 2018
  3. News24, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has died, 22 November 2018