Former Labour Party Private Parliamentary Secretary (PPS) and Lord Mayor Reza Issack passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, aged 69. His remains were laid to rest at the Al Ihsan Funeral Centre in Port-Louis, and his funeral took place at 12.15pm on Wednesday.
Once a teacher and journalist, Reza Issack also had a rich career in politics, and was also editor-in-chief of the Star newspaper. Known for his outspokenness and sense of humour, he always said out loud what others were thinking.
The third of five children, Reza Issac grew up in a very modest family in Curepipe. He lost his mother when he was 11 and his father when he was 17. Despite these difficulties, Reza Issack completed his schooling at St Mary’s College and went on to HSC.
He then went into teaching, while writing for the Star newspaper, of which he was once editor-in-chief.
Reza Issac entered politics under the PTr banner in 2000. He was a successful candidate in constituency no. 2 in 2005. The same year, he was elected to the municipal elections.
During the 2010 election campaign, he suffered a serious illness. In 2021, Reza Issack once again suffered heart failure.
Le Matinal Media extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and to all those bereaved by this loss.