The African National Congress (ANC)in the Eastern Cape is saddened, shocked, shattered and deeply mourns the untimely passing of one of the movement’s senior cadres – Cde Bicks Ndoni, Chief Whip of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality who collapsed and passed on today at the ANC Regional Office in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Cde Bicks Ndoni was involved in the liberation struggle from an early age, having served in the Uitenhage Youth Congress, trade union movement, NUMSA and remained committed throughout his life to the liberation of the South African people from all forms of oppression.

Not only has Comrade Bicks Ndoni distinguished himself as a disciplined cadre of the ANC, he served the ruling party with distinction in various capacities where he was deployed. He put the interests of the ANC and the people of South Africa above anything else, having served as the Mayor of the Uitenhage Transitional Council (TLC) before the merger of Uitenhage, Despatch and PEM to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.Cde Bicks served as the Deputy Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality during the era of Cde Nceba Faku and Cde Nondumiso Maphazi,MAYCO member responsible for Safety & Security, Deputy Mayor from 2015 – 2016 under Cde Danny Jordan and now served as Chief Whip of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

He will be sorely missed in the movement and in Local Government for the special input and contribution he made in – among others – policy formulation on local government transformation, intergovernmental relations, international relations and in other areas.

As we pay our respects, celebrate his life and honour his memory, we can proclaim with all certainty, that Cde Bicks Ndoni was an outstanding cadre who embraced all challenges and tackled them head on. His life was at all times an expression of his unwavering allegiance to the struggle for freedom. He lived his life with utmost distinction in the service of his people. He displayed uncompromising loyalty to the movement until his very last breath.

We have lost a dedicated cadre – someone who was always ready to roll up his sleeves and work in the interest of the people of Nelson Mandela Bay . We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives, comrades and friends.

May the soul of this great giant, uTipa, u Bhayeni rest in revolutionary peace.

Issued by :
ANC EC Provincial Communications

Enquiries :
Gift Ngqondi
Head of Communications
Mobile No :0849519924 /0848439706

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