EASTERN CAPE PREMIER TOGETHER WITH UMZIMVUBU MAYOR VISIT DABULA FAMILY
The Eastern Cape Premier, Hon. Oscar Mabuyane accompanied by the Umzimvubu Local
Municipality Mayor, Cllr Zukiswa Ndevu, on Sunday, 11th June 2023, visited the family of the late
South African National Defence Force (SANDF) retired Lieutenant General, Dr Zola Wiseman
Songo Dabula, who passed away recently at the age of 66.
The Mayor was deeply saddened by the passing of the Eastern Cape based Doctor, who was a
true inspiration to residents. His commitment to the SANDF was a true reflection of his commitment
to the people of South Africa.
“We are enormously diminished by his passing but at the same time we are filled with a celebratory
moment. Celebrating a life well lived and a life that is so gigantic which straddled between the lines
of many possibilities”, said Cllr Ndevu.
“On behalf of Umzimvubu Local Municipality, allow me to extend my sincere condolences to the
Dabula family. I pray that they too shall be granted strength to overcome this great loss. May the
son of the soil rest in harmony, and may the family also find peace in solace that he is now resting”,
concluded Cllr Ndevu.
The Funeral is expected to take place as follows:
Date: 14th June 2023 – Wednesday
Time: 09:00 AM
Venue: Dabula Street, Sophia Township – KwaBhaca.
For accreditation purposes, local media houses are advised to contact Ms Nandipha Xangayi on
076 934 5493.
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
Senior Manager: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
039 255 8508/ 072 091 3952