Chief's wife dies after hearing of his death
Widow passed away just three days after hearing about her husband's death
CHIEF Claude Msutu of the Msutu Traditional Council in Peddie has died and will be buried next weekend.
Msutu, 82, died of renal and heart failure at his home town of Peddie in Eastern Cape this past Sunday.
Yesterday, his wife Nobanzi, 81, sadly also died - just three days after hearing about her husband's death.
Chief Msutu was the son of Chief Ndlovu and Selina Mtanga.
He completed his Form One (Standard 6) at Ntloko Higher Primary in Qeto and then moved to Cape Town where he worked in factories.
In the 1950s, he returned to Eastern Cape and moved to Port Elizabeth where he worked at a sweets factory before taking over his late father's position as the chief of the Msutu Traditional Council.
Msutu and his wife are survived by their daughter Ntombizodwa, who takes over as Nkosikazi of the Msutu Traditional Council.