Mrs Thembi Xulu the wife of a former SA Supreme Middleweight Boxing Champion Elijah “Tap Tap” Makhathini has passed away after spending a week at King Edward Hospital in Durban today. She is a full sister to IFP National Chairperson and Leader of the IFP in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala.
I would like to thank the KZN MEC of Health, Dr S’ bongiseni Dhlomo who tried his best to ensure that I get access in the hospital as it was not during business hours. Credit must also go to King Edward Hospital medical staff as they tried their best to save her life.
Thembi Xulu leaves behind her husband Mr Makhathini, four children ( 3 daughters and 1 son ). Funeral arrangements are underway and the date of the funeral will be announced in due course.
Contact: Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson, 078 290 5842