PRETORIA – The recently elected African National Congress (ANC) regional treasurer of eThekwini, Nomthandazo Shabalala, commonly known as Zoe died on Friday after a short illness.
News of her death was announced by outgoing Provincial Secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli during the opening of the conference on Friday.
Shabalala – alongside Sandile Gumede were nominated and elected in absentia of eThekwini which is the largest ANC region in the country.
They had quit amid corruption allegations they both faced in a multimillion-rand bid from the city in 2017.
“We have been informed by the ANC leadership in eThekwini Region…that we have now sadly lost the newly elected ANC Regional Treasurer in eThekwini – she passed away a few hours ago after quite a long period [engaphilanga].”
The region’s ANC describes her as a unifier who served the party with distinction.
The party is also expected to visit his family and provide details of his memorial service.