KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the untimely passing of Inkosi Jomba Sam Zulu (72) of the Bhekeshowe TC (Eshowe) and Izigqoza subclan in Nkandla under the King Cetshwayo district.
Inkosi passed away yesterday, 20 January, following a short illness. Hlomuka has described him as a fountain of wisdom who would share his extensive experience with the younger amakhosi who actively sought his counsel and guidance.
“The passing of Inkosi is a huge blow to us as a province and especially the institution of traditional leadership, as we have lost a brave leader who was a proponent of development within his community and dedicated his life to the service of others,” said Hlomuka.
The MEC has expressed his condolences to the family of Inkosi and the Bhekeshowe Traditional Community. Hlomuka has also assigned senior officials from the department to provide support to the grieving family during preparations for the funeral.
Issued by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs