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Mbalula remembers Bheki Ntuli: ‘He was a servant for the people’

Those who were part of the small service on Thursday paid glowing tributes to him.

KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli was buried on 21 January 2021. Picture: YouTube screengrab/SABC News.

DURBAN - The late KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli has been laid to rest in Empangeni.

Those who were part of the small service on Thursday paid glowing tributes to him.

Ntuli passed away on Saturday following COVID-19 related complications.

Those who were near and dear to Ntuli said he led a difficult life as an activist during the height of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

But in a letter read out during his funeral service, his wife Snenhlanhla - who is currently in quarantine, described him as a kind and loving person.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was at the service: “We’ve lost a servant of the people. To the children of comrade Bheki, your father was a hero… your father became one servant of the people.”

Ntuli is survived by his wife, six children, eight grandchildren and two sisters.

WATCH: KZN Community Safety MEC Bheki Ntuli's provincial official funeral

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