We learned this morning of yet another tragedy that has befallen the Ugu District Municipality with the unexpected passing of the Mayor, Cllr Phumlile Mthiyane in the early hours of this morning.
Her passing has left us devastated and in disbelief.
We lost a gentle giant in the sphere of local government, who took on the task of stabilising the supply of water for communities within the District, and within a very short period of time following her appointment as Mayor, we saw progress on key projects meant to improve water supply.
This bears testimony to her ability to bring people together in the pursuit of a common goal.
We mourn the bridge builder, peace make and passionate activist who put the interests of the people of Ugu first.
We convey our condolences to the Mthiyane family and all the staff of the Ugu District and the family of municipalities under it.
The Holy Scriptures in Revelation 21:4 tell us that “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
*Issued by MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala.*