KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learnt with shock and sadness the news of the untimely passing of the Mayor of the King Cetshwayo District, Cllr Nonhle Mkhulisi.
Mkhulisi passed away following a short illness in the early hours of this morning.
Hlomuka has sent his condolences to the Mkhulisi family, the King Cetshwayo family of municipalities, the KZN Chapter of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) where the late Mayor served as Chairperson and to her party – the African National Congress.
Mkhulisi was of a rare breed of public representatives who helped shape what we now know as the sphere of local government in our country. In her, the local government in our province has lost a formidable leader who understood our communities and sought to serve them with integrity until her final days.
“As a province, we are lost for words, for we have truly lost the best amongst us. We have lost a humble servant who worked diligently for the people of our province and the King Cetshwayo District. Her passing leaves a deep void in the sphere of local government in KZN,” said Hlomuka.
Hlomuka has wished strength and comfort to the Mkhulisi family and the people of King Cetshwayo district as they mourn the loss of their leader.