The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma received with deep shock, the news of the assassination of Collins Chabane local municipality Mayor, Councilor Moses Maluleke.
The tragic shooting incident at the home of the Cllr Maluleke last night sent shockwaves not only in Collins Chabane but also across the entire country.
This tragic incident that cut the life of the mayor short, also left his 18-year-old son wounded and is currently hospitalised.
As an ardent community activist, Cllr Maluleke served with dedication in various capacities within the societal and political formation structures.
His untimely passing is a huge setback for the local government sector and for the work being undertaken especially following the 2021 Local Government Elections. He took an oath to serve and he was committed to changing the lives of communities through an effective and efficient functioning municipality that is able to deliver on its mandate. It is in this context that he has since his appointment worked with all stakeholders to address issues at the top of our communities agenda.
I convey my deepest condolences and sympathy to Cllr Maluleke’s family, his colleagues in local government, the people of the Collins Chabane municipality as well as the entire Limpopo province and the country on such a terrible loss of an important servant of our people and a true community builder.
I also wish his son a speedy recovery and hope that he finds strength with each new day.
I further call on communities to work with law enforcement agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this horrendous act are apprehended and brought to book to face the full might of the law.
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