Chief’s death mourned

2017-12-01 06:00

TRADITIONAL leaders and the community of Kwa-
Mbotho village outside Harding are mourning the death of Inkosi Nicholas Valela Mbotho (49), who died in a Port Shepstone hospital on Sunday.

He had been the chief of Mambotho Traditional Council since 1995 after he taking over from his late father Mageba.

His brother Wiseman told Fever that Nicholas died after a short illness.

“He was a role model to many young men in the area and led as good example in council,” said Wiseman.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube was saddened by his death.

“We are saddened and his death took place at a time when the people of Ugu District are trying to come to terms with the death of
Inkosi Khawula last month.

“In a short period of time we have lost traditional leaders who played a meaningful role in the development of our communities,” said Dube-Ncube.

Nicholas leaves a wife and eight children. His funeral will be on December 3 at KwaMbotho village.

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