By Sizwe Mchunu, MPL, Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature:
The DA is shocked and saddened by the untimely death of KZN IFP Leader and former KZN Premier, Dr Lionel Mtshali.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dr Mtshali at this sad time.
We also send our condolences to the Inkatha Freedom Party community.
Dr Mtshali was a senior, well –respected member of the KZN Legislature for many years. He also had a wealth of institutional knowledge in the context of government in this province.
He was an extremely eloquent man and it was always interesting listening to him speak in the House. His sharp wit and engaging manner will be truly missed.
Dr Mtshali was more than just a politician. He also had a deep understanding and knowledge of the history of KZN and the culture of the Zulu people.
The DA will certainly miss him, as will the entire political community of KZN.