JUST IN: EC Education MEC Mandla Makhuphula Passes Away

Eastern Cape Education Department MEC Mandla Makupula. PICTURE: Mike Holmes

EAST LONDON: Eastern Cape education Member of the Executive Council Mandla Makhuphula has passed on.

Eastern Cape spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo confirmed that Makhuphula had died at an East London hospital early on Monday morning after a long illness.

“He served the people of the Eastern Cape with integrity and ethical leadership,” Kupelo said.

“On behalf of the executive council and the entire provincial government‚ the premier (Phumulo Masualle) expresses his heartfelt condolences to friends‚ colleagues and family of the late MEC.”

Details of his funeral will be announced in due course.