Cabinet sends condolences to Nzima family

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cabinet has expressed condolences to the family and friends of the late veteran photographer and recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga, Sam Nzima.

“He will be remembered for his iconic photograph of Hector Pieterson‚ on 16 June 1976, which forced the world to take notice and act against the brutal apartheid regime,” Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said at the media briefing on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday.


The legendary photographer died on 12 May 2018 at the Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Cabinet also extended its condolences to the family of South African jazz legend Dr Phillip Nchipi Tabane, who passed on after a long illness on 18 May 2018.

Tabane (84) was a founding member of Malombo Jazzmen and one of South Africa’s most talented musicians, best known for his hit songs Nkupi and Muvhango.

He passed on at Mamelodi Hospital in Tshwane.

Cabinet further conveyed condolences to the family and friends of Sonwabo Eddie Funde, who was the former South African Ambassador to Germany and chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

‘’Cabinet is deeply saddened following the death of two young girls, who were killed after a wall collapsed in Durban.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to their families.”


Cabinet, meanwhile, has commended Vusumuzi Ndlovu, who came seventh in the S Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 awards that recently took place in Milan.

“His accomplishment has made South Africa proud,” Mokonyane said.

Cabinet also congratulated the newly crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) Super and the Ring Magazine junior flyweight champion Hekkie "Hexecutioner" Budler, who became the first South African to hold two major world crowns simultaneously after winning the IBF and WBA junior flyweight titles. –