Media Statements

The passing on of Nkosi L D Mtirara of the AbaThembu Kingship

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) learned with shock and dismay of the sudden passing on of Nkosi Daludumo Mtirara. Nkosi Daludumo together with AbaThembu royal family, was instrumental in ensuring unity and development of the kingship.

The kingship has a duty to unite and ensure that it renders the services expected of a kingship. This is the time to reflect on the progress made in uniting the Royal Family and building the kingship based on culture, traditions, customs and the customary law of AbaThembi.

The Ministry believes and trusts that his death will not be in vain. The Ministry would like to convey condolences to Nkosi Daludumo’s family and AbaThembu kingship.

We urge the royal family and AbaThembu to build on the legacy of Daludumo and to ensure that there is unity to enhance development. We believe that the family will find peace and closure on this matter.

May his soul rest in peace.


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