MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


IFP
MOURNS DEATH OF INKOSI HLENGWA
13th March 1945 - 16th March 2005

March 17, 2005

The IFP's Provincial Spokesperson, Mr Velaphi B. Ndlovu, today announced that Inkosi Mhlabunzima Wellington Hlengwa, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday night at the age of 60 at his home in Thoyana, Ifumi Village near Umzinto in the South Coast.

Mr Ndlovu said:

"Inkosi Hlengwa was a loyal, committed and senior member of the IFP. He was a member of National Parliament from 1994 and since 2004 has been a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, where he served as the deputy-speaker. Inkosi Hlengwa was passionately involved in all aspects of community development, with particular emphasis on the management of the consequences of the HIV/AIDS in the community."

"Inkosi Hlengwa will be deeply missed for his deep sense of compassion, his quiet sense of humour and his commitment to fair play and justice in whichever situation he found himself."

"The IFP sends its deepest condolences to the family of Inkosi Hlengwa. We pray that God will comfort them in this time of grief and mourning. We hope that they will draw comfort in the knowledge that Inkosi Hlengwa died as he lived; as a man of peace. "

Contact: Mr Velaphi Ndlovu - 083 625 0803