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The Wits School of Governance has lost a colleague and friend.

Helen Mzileni, our Academic Delivery Unit Manager passed away on Monday night. Helen was an extremely pleasant and warm colleague to work with. Our students were just as fond of her and dubbed her the “Mother of WSG”.

This is a massive loss for the School in many ways. She had an incredible work ethic and great institutional knowledge.

She was also a wonderful mother to her amazing children.

The School is planning an online memorial ceremony to honour and celebrate her life. We invite colleagues to email messages of support that we will share with the family. Please email