Athol Trollip MPL
Eastern Cape Provincial Leader
The Democratic Alliance wishes to express its condolences to the Matanzima family and the House of Traditional Leaders on the tragic death of chief Qaqambile Matanzima, only surviving son of of former Transkei Prime Minister, George Matanzima.
Matanzima, 63, died in hospital just hours after he was stabbed by a man who posed as a hitchhiker in Stutterheim on Monday, 5 August.
The Matanzima family played a prominent role in the former Transkei and continues to be prominent in traditional leadership structures through Chief Ngangomhlaba Matanzima.
The DA is shocked by this sudden, tragic death. We wish the Matanzima family and the House of Traditional Leaders strength during this difficult period.