ATTENTION: ALL EDITORS / REPORTERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA STATEMENT 17 JUNE 2021 – THURSDAY
UMZIMVUBU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER MAYOR JOE MUNYU.
Umzimvubu Local Municipality is saddened by the untimely death of the former Mayor, Joe Munyu who passed away earlier today.
“The late honourable Munyu was the 1st Mayor of Umzimvubu Local Municipality under the new democratic South Africa post 1994. During his term in council, he worked tirelessly to ensure that all residents had equal access to basic service delivery. He will be remembered for his jubilant motto; one ward, one million. Munyu will further be remembered for his valiant and transparent leadership during council sittings and council induction sessions” said Umzimvubu Mayor, Cllr Sobane Mnukwa.
“The passing of this leader comes at a time when our country is in mourning. On behalf of Umzimvubu, please allow me to extend my sincere condolences to the Munyu family. I pray that they too shall be granted strength to overcome this great loss” concluded Cllr Mnukwa.
The family is yet to make an official announcement on his burial arrangements. This will also be shared through our communication platforms for all interested residents to pay homage to the fallen leader.
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
Senior Manager: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality