Condolences pour in for KZN deputy mayor

2015-07-10 19:31

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Durban – Condolences continued to pour in on Friday for Thulani Mashaba, uThungulu’s District deputy mayor and ANC chairperson of the Musa Dladla region, who died in car accident in Ballito on Thursday.

News24 reported earlier that Mashaba was coming from a business meeting and his bodyguards had picked him up from the King Shaka International Airport.

According to the Zululand Observer, Mashaba was travelling to Richards Bay from the airport when the driver allegedly lost control on the N2 near the Ballito on-ramp.

The vehicle rolled several times and all the occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

Mashaba died at the scene and two other occupants were taken to the hospital.

Inkatha Freedom Party’s Blessed Gwala said: "I was deeply shocked when I heard of the untimely passing of Mashaba, who was one of the most humble leaders in uThungulu.

“His sudden passing will leave a void in the political leadership in the uThungulu District where he worked hard to ensure that there is unity and political stability, especially in the Musa Dladla Region where he was the regional chairperson.”

Gwala said Mashaba was a humble man who understood the plight of others.

DA provincial leader Zwakele Mncwango said: “Thulani was a valued member of the uThungulu community and his loss will be felt by all he leaves behind.”

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu said: “We are devastated at the loss of a young and energetic leader with immense potential. As a nation, we are poorer without him.

“Our law enforcement teams are working on the investigation of the circumstances around the accident. It is clear that the scourge of road accidents calls on all of us to redouble our efforts as individuals and collectively to save lives.”

ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said the ANC had lost a dedicated leader.

“He was very loyal to the party, a real workaholic and a person who was upfront; he did not shy away from raising issues. It’s a huge loss for the party,” said Zikalala.

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