Chief Albert Luthuli's youngest daughter dies

2018-12-16 19:44
Thembekile Luthuli-Ngobese.

Thembekile Luthuli-Ngobese. (Twitter/@RaymondSuttner)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The youngest daughter of the late Chief Albert Luthuli, Thembekile Luthuli-Ngobese passed away unexpectedly in a Durban hospital, a family member confirmed to News24.

The 79-year-old died on Thursday as a result of a brain aneurysm after spending just a week in hospital, said her daughter and spokesperson for the Ngobese family, Nana Ngobese.

She said her mom complained of headaches and was admitted to hospital earlier this month.

Ngobese added that the death came as a shock as it was unexpected and that her mother's older sisters are particularly saddened.

Luthuli-Ngobese is survived by her five daughters, 18 grandchildren and her legacy of community upliftment in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Ngobese explained that her mom, just like Chief Luthuli, lived for the community, and that she dedicated her life to community development.

At aged 63, Luthuli-Ngobese graduated summa cum laude at the University of the Western Cape, where she studied a BA in Community Development.

Luthuli-Ngobese's funeral service is expected to take place on Monday in KwaMashu. 

Chief Luthuli was president general of the African National Congress from December 1952 until his death in 1967.

Luthuli was also Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1960.

Read more on:    albert luthuli  |  durban
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 

Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.