Highflets – It is with profound sadness that our province’s Directorate of Traditional Affairs mourns the loss of another senior leader, Inkosi Fana Dlamini of the Vusathina MaZulu Traditional Council in KwaThathane, Highflets, following an extended period of illness.
Inkosi Fana Dlamini was a respected leader of the Vusathina MaZulu Traditional Council since his installation in 1992. He led with distinction until his passing last week at the age of 82. Inkosi Dlamini was not only a revered leader within our province but also a collaborator with the government, working to advance the welfare of his community.
Despite Inkosi Dlamini’s prolonged illness, we had hopes of his recovery, envisioning his continued guidance for his people. As an elder, his presence remained invaluable within our traditional community, and his wisdom greatly benefited other Amakhosi.
In accordance with our customary practices when an Inkosi passes away, we visited the family to offer our support as the government.
Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Dlamini clan, friends, and the entire community of Vusathina MaZulu Traditional Council. Traditional leaders are essential partners in our governmental efforts, playing pivotal roles in coordinating development initiatives.
During this challenging time, we extend unwavering support to the Dlamini family. Our department has dispatched officials to collaborate closely with the family in preparation for Inkosi’s funeral. We are committed to standing by the families of Amakhosi, providing both practical and emotional assistance to ensure a dignified farewell for Inkosi.
The Dlamini family has confirmed that the funeral service for Inkosi Dlamini is scheduled for Saturday at the local sportsfield.
Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi.