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Sadness has struck the Newcastle Municipality, with the tragic passing of Ward 31 Councillor Nokusa “Mroza” Khumalo.
In a statement, Deputy President of Team Sugar South Africa (TSSA) Andile Nkosi said, “The leadership of TSSA received news that Cllr Mroza Khumalo committed suicide on Saturday afternoon, 12 November 2022.”
Nkosi further explained, “She was a humble and responsible servant who dedicated her life and sacrificed by putting her job at stake as a Textile worker in building TSSA, as she was one of the first people who were present when TSSA was formed.”
Cllr Khumalo was elected as a Ward Councillor of Ward 31 after a decisive victory in the 2021 Local Government Elections.
“The TSSA extends its deepest and sincerest condolence to the Khumalo family,” Nkosi concluded.
“We dip our flags in honour of a life well lived, a life lived to fulfil the aspirations of the underprivileged. Cllr Khumalo’s life is a reminder that honour is bestowed to those whose humbleness and hard work effect positive change to the ordinary citizens,” said Cllr Dube.
He added, “This is the time where we need to reflect on her work, commitments, and her consistent efforts at ensuring that service delivery to the people was realized without compromise. We will remember Cllr. Khumalo as a gentle soul, a selfless fighter, and a fearless leader drawing from many examples at the height of her short-lived career as a public representative.”
Moreover, Cllr Dube said that as the Newcastle Municipality now sadly bids farewell to Cllr Khumalo, the Municipality sends its heartfelt condolences to the Khumalo family, friends, colleagues and community in the knowledge that losing a family member never goes down easily.
“Accordingly, we thank TSSA her political home under the leadership of Deputy Mayor, Cllr Musa Thwala, for giving us such a dedicated and humble servant to serve our community. Mnyamande, death has failed us, we have a reason to mourn,” Cllr Dube said.
Furthermore, the Democratic Alliance (DA) KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Dean Macpherson added that the DA in KwaZulu-Natal conveyed sincere condolences to the family and party of the late Councillor Nokusa Khumalo of Team Sugar South Africa (TSSA).
“We hope that her family, colleagues and loved ones will lean upon faith, patience, and strength during this very difficult period of mourning,” he said.
Newcastillian News extend our heartfelt condolences to Cllr Khumalo’s loved ones during this difficult time.
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