Bheki Ntuli Biography – Bheki Ntuli Wiki
Bheki Ntuli (born Muntukayise Bhekuyise Ntuli) was a South African politician. He was appointed to the position of KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in September 2019. He previously served as chairperson of the transport and community safety and liaison portfolio committees for three consecutive terms.
He served for more than 15 years as the chairperson of the ANC in the Musa Dladla region. He also served for more than 20 years as a member and leader of the ANC subcommittee on peace and stability.
He also served as the chairperson of the council of the University of Zululand. He was involved in numerous community development projects, assisting community organisations and young people.
Ntuli held a primary teachers’ certificate from eMadadeni College; a degree in management from UCT Graduate School of Business; a certificate in leadership from Wits University; and a post-graduate diploma in research, strategic diplomacy and transitional justice from the University of Johannesburg, among other qualifications.
Bheki Ntuli Age
Muntukayise Bhekuyise Ntuli was born on 24 December 1957, in Mtubatuba, Natal Province, South Africa. He died on 16 January 2021. He was 63 years old.
Bheki Ntuli Wife
Bheki Ntuli was married to his wife Snenhlanhla MaZulu Ntuli. Bheki Ntuli’s wife, Snenhlanhla MaZulu Ntuli was involved in the distribution of food parcels during the senior citizens Women Empowerment and Gender-Based Violence Programme in August 2020.
Bheki Ntuli Son
One of his sons died mysteriously in 2019. The IFP sent its condolences to the family of Bheki Ntuli on the passing of his son. On 11 September 2019, the IFP said, “The IFP would like to convey its heartfelt condolences to the family of a newly appointed KZN MEC of Community Safety and Liaison and Transport, Hon. Bheki Ntuli. It is sad that Hon Ntuli assumed his new political duties on a sad note after the mysterious death of one of his sons. We send condolences to the Ntuli family and friends and we wish them strength and comfort during this painful and very difficult time.”
Bheki Ntuli Death
Ntuli died aged 63 on 16 January 2021 at a Durban hospital. The ANC in KZN confirmed Ntuli’s death in a brief statement. The statement read in part: “The ANC in the province will release an official statement once the Office of the Premier has made an official announcement. The ANC calls on everybody to give the family space to mourn their untimely loss peacefully until further details are announced.”
KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala lauded Ntuli as a “humble, loyal, dedicated, hard-working, wise, exceptional leader and exemplary servant of the people of KwaZulu-Natal.”
“MEC Ntuli has been on the front line combat, working day in and out in all government efforts to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on citizens. He is a soldier who died with his boots on. He was a team player, who always led from the front, including when it came to fighting Covid—19 in the province, he led many campaigns against the virus as the chair of the justice, crime prevention cluster with the provincial command council.”
KwaZulu-Natal’s official opposition, the IFP, said in the following statement: “The IFP has received the news of untimely passing of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Hon. Bhekuyise Ntuli, with shock and dismay.
“The news of MEC Ntuli’s demise was related last night, and has left us devasted and deeply saddened. The IFP would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the ANC, and the entire KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.
“Hon. Ntuli will be remembered for his humility, friendly personality and his accessibility to all his peers in the Provincial Legislature.
“Hon. Ntuli was a servant of the people of KwaZulu-Natal, and he served the Transport and Community Safety and Liaison Portfolio with integrity, commitment, determination, diligence and the utmost respect.
“He has been the same selfless leader in the KZN Provincial Legislature throughout the years, even when serving as the Chairperson of the same Portfolio Committees for three consecutive terms.
“As a result, in a short space of time since his appointment as the MEC, he proved to be equal to the task. He ensured that his Department improved the provincial road infrastructure, and brought stability and effective solutions to the troubled KZN taxi industry, which has for years been plagued by bloodshed. Public transport also improved drastically under Hon. Ntuli’s leadership. He further came up with various strategies to fight crime, Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, and other issues affecting the Province.
“As the IFP we thank him for his selfless contributions to the development of our province. He performed all his executive tasks with excellence, and led by example for the young leaders and his peers.
“The IFP sends its heartfelt condolences to his family, the entire KZN Legislature and its staff, the ANC and the people of KwaZulu-Natal. Indeed, the province is much poorer without him. May his soul rest in peace. Lala uphumule Mphemba, uliqedile ibanga lakho!”
Dlamini Zuma tweeted: “The untimely passing of comrade Bheki Ntuli came as a shock to all of us. His death is a loss not only to the people he served in Kwa-Zulu Natal as MEC, but to the people of South Africa as a whole. His role and contribution to the struggle for our freedom is legendary.”
Bheki Ntuli Cause of Death
He died from complications of COVID-19.