NUMSA MOURNS TRAGIC DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COUNCILORS!
Tuesday 17 January 2012
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) joins the working class and poor communities of the Eastern Cape, particularly the communities of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) in mourning the tragic loss of the three Councilors, Comrades Phumeza Lose, Mxolisi Gumenge and Noncedo Ngqondi who tragically died in a fatal car accident outside Port Elizabeth (see report).
We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the dearly departed comrades and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the injured and hospitalized Councilors.
We send our words of sympathy to Honourable Cllr Mayor Wayile Zanoxolo, since this tragedy will temper with the work of the Executive in meeting the 2011 electoral commitments of the ANC-led Municipality in delivering faster, effective and quality services and building of sustainable livelihoods for working class and poor communities within the Metro.
This horrific tragedy and loss of valuable human lives on our public roads, including the finest and best Cadres of our movement, committed in serving our people, the country and the revolution reminds us of the mammoth challenges we face in reversing the apartheid, unequal infrastructure development and poor public roads.
We call on the ANC-led Alliance to honour our departed Comrades by moving with speed in implementing the resolve of the 1969 Strategy and Tactics of the ANC adopted in Morogoro, which says “In our country – more than