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IFP stalwart dies

2012-07-19 14:30

Durban - IFP stalwart Sipho Mfeka died after a short illness in Durban, a party official said on Thursday.

"Mfeka died of natural causes in the Wentworth Hospital on Wednesday," deputy national spokesperson Joshua Mazibuko said in a statement.

Mfeka was a member of the Inkatha central committee and was the mayor of Umlazi when it was under the then KwaZulu government.

"As a mayor of Umlazi he made a significant contribution to the development of our people who found themselves trapped within the oppressive conditions of apartheid," he said.

Mfeka defended the residents of Umlazi when it was fashionable to murder and burn down people's properties, Mazibuko said.

"True to the principles of Inkatha, he did not adopt a holier-than-thou attitude of those who shied away from soiling their hands with the oppressed in the conditions they found themselves," he said.

Comments
  • nhlanhla.mnguni.35 - 2012-07-19 15:24

    I dont kno much of my brothers contributions in defence of the armless and poor,wish this could be true

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