17 August 2022
The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MEC Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the intervention by the uMzumbe Local Municipality, which will cover the costs of the funeral of the Mkhungo family, after the incident that occurred over the weekend where the family is alleged to have been refused the right to bury their mother in a parcel of land in uMthwalume, along the South Coast, by an Induna.
This incident led the family, to have to return the body of their loved one to the mortuary.
Following the intervention of MEC Zikalala, who directed the department to investigate the matter, several interventions have been rolled out by the provincial government to assist the family.
These interventions include:
• psychosocial support to the family for the traumatic experience that they went through.
• Profiling of the households in line with Operation Sukuma Sakhe so that the department of Human Settlements can assist the family with an RDP house
The uMzumbe Local Municipality will incur the costs for the funeral, which will now take place tomorrow, 18 August at a municipal cemetery.
*Issued by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MEC Sihle Zikalala*