The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is shocked and saddened to learn about the untimely death of an esteemed member of the legal profession, Limpopo attorney and former LSSA Council member, Lutendo Sigogo. He died from COVID.
At the time of his death, Mr Sigogo was a Director of Mathobo Rambau and Sigogo Incorporated. Mr Sigogo served as President of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) for two terms. He is also a former President of the then Law Society of the Northern Provinces.
‘The death of Mr Sigogo is a huge loss to the legal fraternity. We honour his legacy and mourn his loss alongside his family, friends, and the legal profession,’ says LSSA President Jan van Rensburg.
‘Mr Sigogo was a member of the LSSA Council for many years and was at the forefront of the LSSA’s transformation and the Transitional Committee that moved the LSSA and the attorney’s profession into the Legal Practice Act dispensation. The legal profession has lost a person of great wisdom and foresight, and his contributions to the profession were immense. He will be dearly missed,’ Mr van Rensburg adds.
‘We reiterate our call on the public and the profession to remain strong and not to lose heart; the years 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years. We have experienced so many losses. Keep strong and stay believing that it will get better,’ says Mr van Rensburg.
The LSSA expresses its sincere and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family and prays for his soul to rest in peace in eternal glory. The LSSA also extends its sympathies to the members of the BLA and stands in solidarity with them during this time of mourning and the recollection of the life of a friend and practitioner.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA, JAN VAN RENSBURG
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