The Village Voice
The Khakhala Traditional Council has sent messages of condolences to the Mulamula Royal family following the untimely death of its traditional leader Hosi Mulamula, real names Mdunwazi Joseph Maluleke Photani.
He died at Polokwane Hospital following a short illness.
Prince Cedrick Baloyi the spokesperson of the Khakhala Traditional council said today: “We would like to send condolences to the Mulamula-Photani royal family and the entire traditional community during these trying times.”
Just two years ago the late leader was given a certificate of recognition from Limpopo premier Chupu Mathabatha and he was expected to be officially installed later this year.
He was the leader of the following communities: Muswane, Nhombelani, Dumela and Mulamula-Magangeni.
The Khakhala council follows on the heels of Limpopo MEC for cooperative governance, human settlement and traditional affairs Basikopo Makamu who has also sent messages of condolences.
In the message, Makamu said: “We have suffered another blow by the demise of acting hosi Mulamula. A dark cloud hangs over our heads as we lose creditable traditional leaders in our province. The institution of traditional leadership is being riddled apart by the death of senior traditional leaders. I wish to send my sincere and deepest condolences to the family following his death.”
Makamu urged community members to mourn their leader in a manner befitting his stature.
The spokesperson of the Mulamula Traditional Council Dayson Dumela said funeral arrangements would be communicated In due course.