Law society: Ngubane’s death a shock

2012-05-15 00:00

THE Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expressed sadness and shock yesterday at the death of its former co-chairperson, Edward Mvuseni Ngubane.

Ngubane, who practised as an attorney in Durban, committed suicide at the weekend.

The LSSA said he was an “active and dynamic member” of the attorney’s profession, had served with distinction as its co-chairperson in 2003 and was nominated by the LSSA as a representative on the Judicial Services Commission.

Said LSSA co-chairpersons Krish Govender and Jan Stemmett: “He continued to make valuable and measured input in the affairs of the profession through his role as a council member of the KZN Law Society, his membership of the Black Lawyers’ Association and his participation in several specialist committees of the LSSA,” He had been a mentor for many younger practitioners, they added.

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