Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Interrupts Visits to London
Following Death of Her Sister in Law
Durban - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who was scheduled to address the London Solidarity
Conference in the UK on 3-4 June, returned to South Africa with President Thabo
Mbeki from Washington on Thursday 2 June 2005 following yet another bereavement
in her family in a period of two weeks.
Mrs. Fikile Dlamini, 36yrs, the
sister in law of Minister Dlamini Zuma, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday
31 May 2005 in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Fikile Dlamini was a worker at Prince Mshiyeni
Memorial Hospital at Umlazi near Durban. She is survived by her husband Sibusiso
Dlamini, younger brother of Minister Dlamini Zuma.
Fikile Dlamini will be
buried on Saturday 4 June 2005 at the Wiggins Road Cemetery, in Chesterville Township,
Durban, following a church service starting at 09h00 at The Full Gospel Church,
D Section, Umlazi Township, outside Durban.
The thoughts and prayers of
Deputy Ministers, the senior management and the entire staff of the Department
of Foreign Affairs are with Minister Dlamini Zuma and the entire Dlamini family
during this time of bereavement.
On behalf of President Thabo Mbeki, the
government and people of South Africa, we extend our heartfelt condolences to
Sibusiso- the husband, Minister Dlamini Zuma and her siblings, Hlobisile, Mondli,
Nomusa and Bablo.
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082 990 4853
of Foreign Affairs
3 June 2005