KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with sadness of the passing of Inkosi Nandi Sweetness Mjoli (52) of the Mvolosi Traditional Council in the uMzimkhulu local municipality.

Inkosi Mjoli passed away on Sunday, 4 October, following a short illness. Hlomuka has praised Inkosi Mjoli for the important role she has played in bringing development to her community during her tenure as a traditional leader which commenced on 17 October 2017.

“We are shattered as a department by the loss of such a passionate Inkosi who was always acting in the best interest of her community. Her passing has robbed the Mvolosi Traditional Council of an exemplary leader who led with distinction and stopped at nothing to see government programmes implemented for the benefit of isizwe,” said Hlomuka.

Hlomuka has sent condolences to His Majesty the King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu who has also lost in Mjoli a faithful steward of the Mvolosi community. The MEC has also sent condolences to the grieving family, the Harry Gwala District House of Traditional Leaders where Inkosi played an important role ensuring that delivery initiatives at a local government level have an impact on isizwe sakwaMvolosi.

Hlomuka has dispatched senior officials to assist the family with the preparation for the laying of Inkosi to her final resting place.