On behalf of the Community and Council of Umzimvubu Local Municipality I am joining the President of the Republic Mr. Jacob Zuma in expressing our heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy to the bereaved families as a result of tragedy that claimed 44 human lives, at Marikana over the last few days.it is with regret that more than 50% of the victims come from our province and they were the only bread winners in their respective families.

We would like to say to those relatives, friends and family members of the deceased please be comforted and remember that many thoughts are with you during this period of difficulty caused by a dark cloud hanging over your heads.

May the souls of these fallen sons of the soil rest in peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask God the Almighty to bring strength and courage to those bereaved families.

Thank you

Cllr K. S Phangwa