South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) president, John Dlamini has died.
The union announced that he died after a quick illness on Thursday morning at the age of 53.
The union said Dlamini was a policeman by training and repair .
In the early 90s, he was elected as a councillor at the borough of Howick municipality (now the Umgeni local municipality).
He also served because the council’s deputy council clerk (deputy mayor).
He was later elected because the union’s regional secretary and deputy provincial chairperson till he climbed up to being the union’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial chairperson.
He was also Cosatu deputy provincial chairperson within the province.
Dlamini was elected in 2012 as Samwu’s first deputy president till 2019.
He was elevated to the Union’s president position via election in Mangaung in April 2019.
“We lower our banners in honour of Comrade John, we salute him for the dedication, love, passion and commitment that he had for Samwu, its members and workers generally .
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the Dlamini family, friends, colleagues, members and municipal workers generally ,” the union said.
The union said that his funeral and memorial service arrangements are going to be disclosed after his family makes the choice .