The body of National Freedom Party (NFP) President Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has been transported to Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal. It has been taken to her home for customary final rituals before being moved to the Old Assembly building for the funeral service.

KaMagwaza-Msibi died from cardiac arrest at the Umhlanga Hospital earlier this week at the age of 59.

She has been accorded a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2.

KaMagwaza-Msibi served as Deputy Science and Technology Minister between 2014 and 2019.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala will deliver the eulogy at her funeral service.

Funeral of NFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi to be held in Ulundi:

A long-time friend of the late KaMagwaza-Msibi has described her as a leader who made the delivery of basic services for people in rural areas her priority.

Bonisiwe Mtshali says she met KaMagwaza-Msibi in the early days in the IFP in 1975.

National Freedom Party says KaMagwaza-Msibi worked easily with people of all ages.

“Zanele was someone who had presence when she entered a room, you’d know she has arrived. I remember the day I first met her I took notice and that was the day she was elected as part of the committee. I’ve worked with her for a while and she was able to work with people from different backgrounds,” says National Freedom Party.

Late NFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi remembered for her unselfish nature: