Mrs Elita de Klerk and the Board of the FW de Klerk Foundation would like to convey their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr Frene Ginwala.  Dr Ginwala was the first woman to be elected as Speaker of the National Assembly and served in this capacity with great distinction from 1994 until 2004.  She was an honourable politician who was highly respected by President FW de Klerk.  May she rest in peace.