KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the sudden passing of the Provincial Legislature’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee Chairperson Ricardo Mthembu.
Hlomuka has expressed condolences to Mthembu’s family, colleagues and his party – the ANC, which he had served as the spokesperson in KZN.
“We have lost a pillar and a doyen of wisdom in Mr Mthembu whose vast knowledge and experience of local government was put to good use in the service of the people of our province. As Chair of the Cogta Portfolio Committee, Mr Mthembu provided important guidance to the department on crucial matters pertaining to the delivery of services to our communities” said Hlomuka.
“During this difficult time when the country and province battle against the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are shattered to lose one of our key foot soldiers, one who was at the forefront of ensuring that government’s response to this virus is implemented speedily and effectively,” said Hlomuka.
During this difficult time, we wish strength to the Mthembu family: May God give them comfort as they come to terms with their devastating loss.