COVID-19 Claims Life of KZN MEC

Written by on 17 January, 2021

By: Mfundo Mabaso

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed the passing of provincial Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Bheki Ntuli.

Zikalala confirmed this during a media briefing, saying he died in the late hours of Saturday due to COVID-19 complications at a Durban hospital.

He describes Ntuli as a leader who was exemplary and a soldier who died with his boots on.

“He was a team player, who always led from the front, including when it came to fighting COVID – 19 in the province. He was often at the coalface of this epic battle from the time the first case was confirmed in March 2020. He led many campaigns against the virus as Chair of the Justice, and Crime Prevention Cluster with the Provincial Command Council.”

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Bhekuyise Muntukayise Ntuli was born in 1957, in UMtubatuba, north of KZN.

Ntuli was appointed MEC in September 2019, following being chairperson of the departments’ portfolio committee for three terms.

He has also been the chairperson of ANC’s Musa Dladla Region for 15 years and worked in the very same space of community safety before democracy, for more than 20 years, as a member and leader of the ANC Sub-Commitee on Peace and Stability – even outside being in government.

 

WATCH: Zikalala on Ntuli’s accolades:


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