Tribute to Stephen Thimlela Mkhize

2015-07-01 06:05

STEPHEN Thimlela Mkhize of Enhlalakahle died on Thursday 25 June at the age of 85. He was born on Umvozana farm outside Greytown. Mr Mkhize was a well-known and respected businessman having worked as a paramedic at Greytown Hospital for many years.

He was a devoted member of the The Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa and was instrumental in building a number of churches in outlying areas - Matimatolo, Eshane and Ngome.

Mr Mkhize had a tumultuous and painful episode in his life when a house he had built in Greytown was attached by Umvoti Municipality and auctioned and resold under controversial circumstances which attracted media and political attention throughout South Africa.

He is survived by 12 children, many grandchildren. Many family members and friends attended the funeral service over the weekend. - Contributed.

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