The Zululand district taxi industry has paid tribute to late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekizulu saying that he was part of the few stakeholders who always encouraged peace and stability within the minibus sector.
The King died on Friday, 12 March at a Durban private hospital after being admitted there for almost two weeks following a rise in his sugar level. He also missed the annual State of the Province address this time around.
The Zululand district municipality is made up of five regions of Pongola, Nongoma, Dumbe Ulundi and Abaqulusi.
Sibusiso Zwane, chairperson of Zululand Santaco district said that it was Isilo, as the king was famously known, who always reminded the taxi operators of their importance in the movement of people in their daily lives and that he didn’t like violence that is so often reported in the industry.
“Ubejane always listened to our grievances and was always there for us whenever we needed help as his people,” said Zwane.
At the time of going to press Zwane had indicated they were still making arrangements to go pay their respects to the family.