MUT and Deputy Minister of DHET assure Zolile Khumalo’s family of their support

Zolile’s father, left, with Manamela and Dr van Koller

The Khumalo family in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, should find it a little bit easier to deal with the loss of their daughter, Zolile Khumalo after a visit by MUT and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Buti Manamela on 6 June 2018. Representing the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Johan van Koller, Senior Director, Directorate of Institutional Planning and Research (DIPR), assured the family that MUT was with them. “We are here again to convey our sadness as the University. Please know that we are also feeling the pain that you feel about this tragic loss.  Your daughter was our daughter too. We pray for strength.  We will never forget your daughter. Whatever form of support you need from the University, please feel free to ask.” Manamela said they were there to convey their condolences and to inform that the government had plans to improve security at all higher education institutions. He also said there was a need for both boys and girls to change their attitudes. Also present during the visit were Ms Nonhle Mkhulisi, District Mayor of King Cetshwayo District, Ms Bongie Simelane, Deputy Mayor of Mlalazi Municipality; and Ms Fikile Luvuno, Ward Councillor.