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The Executive Mayor of George Municipality, Alderman Charles Standers with great sadness yesterday announced the sudden passing of Councillor Sydney Mphumelelo Mekana

Apr 20 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 490 | Comments: 0


The Executive Mayor of George Municipality, Alderman Charles Standers with great sadness yesterday announced the sudden passing of Councillor Sydney Mphumelelo Mekana, a member of the Democratic Alliance and Proportional councillor of George Municipality.

 

Mekana was hospitalised on Saturday, 16 April in the George Provincial hospital and suddenly passed away on Sunday morning. 

 

Mekana served on a number of Section 80 Committees including Community Safety; Social and Library Services; Social Housing and the Employment Equity Consultation Forum.

 

Alderman Standers visited the family yesterday and thank them for lending Mekana to the community of George. Alderman Standers said, “Mekana’s death is a great loss to the local community and our sympathy goes out to his two children, sisters and brothers and the family for the loss of their loved one.  The unexpected loss of our colleague and fellow councillor was a shock to us and on behalf of the George Council and George Municipality I, as Executive Mayor of George would like to convey my condolences to the family “

 

A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, 21 April at 18h00. Councillor Mekana will be buried on Saturday 30 April 2016 in his hometown Middelburg (Cape), Eastern Cape.

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