Chabane was like a son to me - Zuma

2015-03-16 11:13
Collins Chabane (File, Sapa)

Collins Chabane (File, Sapa)

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Pretoria - Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, who died in a car accident on Sunday, was a man of astute character, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

"He has contributed to a great extent and we would like to say the country must really join the family in mourning in dignity," Zuma said at Chabane's Pretoria home.

Zuma narrated his close relationship with Chabane.

"To me he was like a son. I had known him since he was 17. I was part of those who made him join the ANC," said Zuma.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said Chabane’s death is a loss to the nation, his family, and the African National Congress.

"There is no amount of words that can describe the collective grief of the people of KwaZulu-Natal when [this] news broke out", he said.

"He was a very dedicated minister and cadre of our movement. [This is] unexpected news and has left us with shock and sadness."

Earlier North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo also said Chabane's untimely death had robbed the country of a selfless and devoted leader.

Chabane, his driver, and a bodyguard were killed instantly when a truck allegedly made a U-turn in front of their car on the N1 near Polokwane in Limpopo on Sunday. The accident happened around 01:00.

- Family, friends and Colleagues of Collins Chabane are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

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