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Mayor offers to look after dead councillor's children

By Benson Ntlemo | Jun 07, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE family of a Limpopo councillor Anna Maluleke was told that she might be dead but her two children will be looked after.

At the funeral service of the single mother of two at the weekend, Vhembe district executive mayor Falaza Mdaka said that Maluleke worked for the people and was a full-time activist and had nothing for her family to fall back on.

Mdaka said he would pay for the education of the councillor's two children from the executive mayor's bursary fund.

"Even if there were no bursary I would pay for their fees from my own salary because Comrade Anna was a diligent woman and we need to repay her by looking after her children," Mdaka said.

Maluleke left behind two children Hope, 19, a civil engineering student at the Ekurhuleni West University, and Matimba, 9, a Grade 2 pupil at Nxanguyintshwa Primary School.

Mdaka gave the two children an ANC flag and told them to carry on from where their mother had left off.

Local chief Gezani Makhubele said Maluleke was a selfless and diligent woman who worked tirelessly for the community.

"She distributed food parcels throughout her ward and assisted many community members with their problems," said Makhubele.

He said Maluleke was a grass-proots person.

"She never did any formal work except community work, which she did after passing her Grade 12," Makhubele said.

"Becoming a councillor was just another feather in the cap for a woman who worked as an activist before the ANC deployed her as a councillor."

Her community recently benefitted from a project in which 255 toilets were built.


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