RNM mourns councillor

2018-06-28 06:03
PHOTO: suppliedCllr Lawrence Sibusiso Vanda.

PHOTO: suppliedCllr Lawrence Sibusiso Vanda.

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SINCE June 2017, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) has seen the passing of four councillors of the municipality.

The recent death of Cllr Lawrence Sibusiso Vanda is latest and follows that of Cllr AJ Mkhize in June 2017, Cllr MH Mncube in July 2017, and Cllr ZG Maphumulo in February 2018.

Vanda, who was the ward councillor for Ward 28 in Gamalakhe, died last week after a short illness and condolences poured in from fellow cadres from the municipality as well as the ruling party. Vanda became the Ward 28 Councillor from the African National Congress after the by-elections that were held on October 18 2017 and, at the time of his passing, he was serving on the Corporate Service Portfolio Committee.

RNM Mayor Nomusa Mqwebu sent her deepest condolences to his family, friends, his political party, and fellow Councillors.

The ANC also sent their condolences with spokesperson Selvan Chetty saying: “The ANC mourns the death of a dedicated and committed councillor. Councillor Vanda was a well liked member of the ANC. He was active in his community and was so popular that he was asked by the community to stand down from his job and serve the community as their councillor. His passing is a great loss to the ANC and community of Gamalakhe. Our condolences to the family, friends, and community of Gamalakhe.”

Vanda’s memorial service will be held at the Gamalakhe Hall today and his funeral service will take place at 9am on Sunday at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre.


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