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MEDIA STATEMENT: KZN COGTA MEC MOURNS PASSING OF INKOSI MKHWANAZI

 

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his sadness at the passing of Inkosi Mzokhulayo Mkhwanazi (52) of the kwaMpukunyoni Traditional Community in Mtubatuba local municipality, following a short illness.

MEC Hlomuka has expressed condolences on behalf of the premier and the people of the province of KwaZulu-Natal; “Inkosi Mkhwanazi played an important role within the institution of traditional leadership in our province. His passing is a great loss. He was a fountain of wisdom whose knowledge was always available to younger amakhosi,” said Hlomuka.

“Inkosi Mkhwanazi’s legacy is one of being an agent for development within his community as he worked hand in hand with various government departments to ensure that service delivery takes place within his community. His grandfather is the great Inkosi Mtubatuba of whom the town is named after” said Hlomuka.

The department has dispatched a team of officials to assist the family at this difficult time of grief with arrangements for the inkosi’s funeral.

For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Senzelwe Mzila 082 474 1882

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