STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
07 JULY 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE IN THE KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE– HONORABLE NJABULO RICARDO MTHEMBU
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature mourns the passing of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee Chairperson; Honorable Njabulo Ricardo Mthembu. Honorable Mthembu joined the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature after the 2019 National and Provincial Government Elections. The news of Honorable Mthembu’s passing has been received with great sadness by the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.
Paying tribute, Speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Nontembeko Boyce said we were still expecting a lot from him having served in the local government for 8 years.
“I would like to express our great sadness on behalf of the Legislature. Our sincere and deepest condolences go out to his family, his party the African National Congress, the KZN Legislature Family and the people of KwaZulu-Natal”. Added Boyce
Honorable Mthembu was appointed as Chairperson of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2019 following the National and Provincial elections, He worked tirelessly to ensure accountability of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
“Honorable Mthembu understood the importance of the oversight responsibility on the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Portfolio Committee as a legislator and carried out its responsibilities with dignity”. Said Boyce
He also contributed greatly not only to ensuring that the department fulfils its mandate, but to the efforts to ensure improved delivery of services to communities.
His contribution will be dearly missed by all of us. May his soul rest in internal peace.
ISSUED BY THE KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER
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