Dr Molefi Sefularo was born in Potchefstroom in the North West in 1957. He was appointed MEC for Health in the North West in 1994. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in 2008 by former president Kgalema Motlanthe and reappointed in May 2009 by the current President Zuma's new administration.
TAC has worked closely with Dr Sefularo for many years. In particular we remember his constructive contribution in the process of drafting of the National Strategic Plan in early 2007. In the National Ministry of Health Dr Sefularo played a very important role post the denialist period on AIDS. He also represented a sense of continuity to the leadership of the National Department of Health at the time.
The nation will remember him as a good man and a leader who cared about the health of poor people. We must all work to ensure that his vision for health is made a reality in the years ahead.