Former PR councillor of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in Mhlabuyalingana Municipality in Mbazwana kwaHangaza, in KwaZulu-Natal, Jamson Mthembu has been laid to rest.
Mthembu died after a roof collapsed on him while doing renovations at his home last week Thursday.
His son, Jakwe Mthembu, says he fell on his head during the incident and died a few hours later.
Mthembu junior says the reality of the family’s loss sunk in when his father’s body arrived from the mortuary the day before the funeral service.
IFP President, Velenkosini Hlabisa, Mhlabuyalingana Mayor Nkululelo Mthethwa, Isimangaliso CEO Sbusiso Bukhosini, and other IFP leaders in the Umkhanyakude district were among those who attended the funeral.
Mayor Mthethwa described Mthembu as a gentle and humble man, who was not afraid to speak his mind.
IFP’s Hlabisa said they had lost a lot and no one was as loyal as Mthembu in Nkatheni.
He urged all councillors in the Umkhanyakude district to complete the house where Mthembu was injured.