KZN Cogta MEC Hlomuka has also learned with great sadness of the passing of the struggle stalwart Alfred Duma, aged 94.

Duma held a special place in the hearts of many within the province for his bravery in the face of adversity as he stood against the apartheid regime.

In him, the province and country have lost a fountain of wisdom. They have lost a dedicated activist who served the people of South Africa with integrity at the risk of his own life.

In 2016, following the amalgamation of the Indaka and the Mnambithi local municipalities, residents decided to name the newly formed municipality after Alfred Duma in honour of this hero of the struggle.

Hlomuka has sent his heart-felt condolences to the Duma family.