Msunduzi: Mourns the death of former councillor Les Naidoo

2013-07-01 00:00

FORMER Msunduzi councillor Les Naidoo died before he could see the city’s indigent policy come to fruition.

Naidoo died on Friday after undergoing a heart bypass. Naidoo was a popular councillor, known as “Mr Indigent” because of the way he fought for the poor, Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela told The Witness yesterday.

“He passed away after we had approved the indigent policy, but he did not see it come to fruition,” Ndlela said of Naidoo, who was an ANC councillor from 2006 to 2011.

“His death is also a great loss to the ANC as he was going to be playing a very critical role in campaigning for the party, particularly in the northern areas.”

DA caucus leader Bill Lambert said: “If ever there was a person who was a champion for the poor, it was Les Naidoo. He always stood up for the poor, and especially indigent people.”

Lambert passed on his condolences to Naidoo’s family and said that he will be sorely missed. He leaves behind his wife Loshnee, four children and three grandchildren.

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