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SACP OR Tambo consoles Mayor after she lost her sons

Jan 9, 2019
SACP OR Tambo consoles Mayor after she lost her sons

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the O.R. Tambo District has sent its "sincere, deepest and most heartfelt condolences" to the Executive Mayor of O.R. Tambo District Municipality, Nomakhosazana Meth, and her family.

This is following the tragedy that struck the family when the Mayor's two sons, Bradley Meth and Ndipheleke Diko, lost their lives in an accident reported to have occurred in the early hours on Friday, Between Mthatha and Viedgesville.

They were apparently celebrating after passing their 2018 Matric exams.

"Our District Secretary, Simthembile Mvunelo on Monday led a delegation of the SACP O.R. Tambo District Executive Committee that went to deliver in person our empathetic message of comfort in battling with such a deep wound," said Zukisa Gana, SACP OR Tambo District Spokesperson.

"This is a great loss not only to the family, but to the community as a whole, these two young men form part of the class of 2018, that contributed to the 5,6% improvement in the matric pass rate of the our province.

"Our thoughts are with family in this difficult period, as we hope time will indeed heal them, as they will unfortunately learn to accept what cannot be changed."

Condolences pour in after OR Tambo District Mayor loses two sons in accident

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister, Zweli Mkhize, also extended his heartfelt condolences to the Mayor.

Meanwhile, African National Congress (ANC) Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, accompanied by ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Executive (PEC) Members, Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, Mawezz Asive Tikana, and OR Tambo Regional Task Team members, Chris Hani Regional Executive Committee leadership, OR Tambo councillors and KSD leadership paid a visit to Mayor Meth's home.

The O. R. Tambo District Municipality, in passing its condolences said that the Mayor, the Meth family and the district as a whole had suffered a great loss "as these were the young men who just received their matric results". 

"The leadership and the people of the district are with the Meth family during this time of sadness and sorrow," said spokesperson, Ayongezwa Lungisa.

"It notes that this should have been the moment to celebrate Cllr Meth’s immense work towards the improvement of Matric within the region as she had been the ambassador of education in the region, inculcating the efforts of promoting education as a societal matter.

"The District therefore wishes to convey its deepest heartfelt condolences to the Meth family. May the souls of the dearly departed rest in eternal peace."

Further details about the funeral will be communicated during the course of the week.

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