Alert: Funeral of Equal Education founding staff member Lumkile Zani to take place on Saturday 10 December in the Eastern Cape
On Saturday 10 December, EE founding member Lumkile Zani will be laid to rest in Mavuso Village in Alice, in the Eastern Cape. Lumkile “Ta Lee” passed away on Sunday 27 November. His sudden passing has been devastating for EE.
Lumkile grew up in Alice, Dimbaza, Zwelitsha and East London in the Eastern Cape. He completed school at KwaMfundo High School in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape. Lumkile was EE’s first Administrator when we began our work in Khayelitsha in 2008. He later became a Community Organiser, and then Head of EE’s Community Department.
He was the first Head of EE in the Eastern Cape in 2014, moving back to the province of his birth to lead the monitoring of the implementation of the Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, and the organising of learners. Lumkile returned to Khayelitsha in 2016.
Lumkile, who was 43 years old, is remembered by his family, friends and former EE colleagues as kind, principled, and a person of great strength.
EE is grateful to Lumkile for the invaluable contributions that he made to organising parents and learners in township and rural communities, and for leading strategies to improve the infrastructure of Eastern Cape schools.
For those who cannot attend the funeral in person tomorrow, there will be a livestream via the EE Facebook page.
Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Place: Mavuso Village in Alice, Eastern Cape