This morning, we learned with shock and sadness of the passing of Dr. Eliiot Ntombela, who was the municipal manager of the Ugu District Municipality.
Dr. Ntombela’s passing this morning, following a short illness, leaves a gaping hole within the sphere of local government within our province.
As a dedicated servant, Ntombela went beyond the call of duty when fulfilling the tasks that were bestowed upon him as a result of his position.
We wish to express our condolences to the Ntombela family and the families of the municipalities under the district, who worked closely with Mpangazitha in bringing services to communities.
As we mourn his passing, we are certain that the work that he had started in the district will be a solid foundation for the ongoing work of stabilising the municipality.
We also wish to thank the Ntombela family for the sacrifices they’ve had to make while Mpangazitha was serving the people of Ugu District.
Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala.