Social Development MEC Radebe pays homage to Ngubane

2010-01-15 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Social Development Meshack Radebe paid homage to Inkosi Nyanga Ngubane, describing him as a humble leader who dedicated his life to serving people, during his visit to Inkosi Ngubane’s homestead in Zashuke in Bulwer yesterday.

Radebe was accompanied by senior staff from the department as they also wanted to pay their respect to Inkosi Ngubane who previously headed the Social Development department.

Radebe described Inkosi Ngubane as one of the “cool heads” in parliament who could diffuse any potential conflict situations.

“Even when in Parliament, Inkosi Ngubane was one of those people that could diffuse any conflict situations; he would simply crack a joke, diffusing the tensions whilst also plotting a way forward.”

“In times of crisis between the IFP and the ANC, he was also one of those leaders one could always rely on to find an amicable solution to any crisis,” said Radebe.

He said when he took over the department of Social Development; Inkosi Ngubane was a person whom he regularly asked for his counsel.

He credited Inkosi Ngubane for having laid a solid foundation on which he has built his department since he took over from him in 2006.

“I had never been an MEC before so I would always turn to him and ask for wisdom and guidance on what to do, and at times I would ask him to intervene, and speak to whatever employees I was struggling with and he would always resolve the situation.”

Radebe described Inkosi Ngubane’s death as a great loss, not only to his party, but also to his department as “he was one of their own”. “Throughout the time I have known him, I have known him to be a humble and a respectful man who epitomized honour and respect …”

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