Financial support for the Mtebeni family
In the front row: the president of the convocation of the UFH, Andile Mini, surrounded by the parents of Nosicelo Mtebeni. In the last row from the left are UFH alumni Reverend Luxolo Mantini, CHCDC Director General Abongile Hala and UFH Alumni Relations Manager Noluvuko Makohliso during the presentation of the financial support to the Mtebeni family.
The Convocation Executive Committee of the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has honored its pledge to provide financial support to the family of Nosicelo Mtebeni, handing over a check for R152,400 which had been promised to the family, following the death of their daughter.
The amount includes the 50,000 rand that the UFH convocation has already given to the family, shortly after Nosicelo’s funeral, in Matatiele last year, which was aimed at filling the financial hole that the family suffered in due to funeral expenses.
Nosicelo Mtebeni (23), a final year law student at UFH’s East London campus, was horribly murdered and her body cut to pieces by her boyfriend in Quigney, east London, in August of last year.
“The money will be shared equally between Nosicelo’s parents, as they are no longer married. We also have with us the Chris Hani Cooperative Development Center (CHCDC) and the Small Business Development Agency (SEDA) who will ensure that they pass on some business skills to the family and progress has been made in this respect,” said the president of the UFH convocation. , lawyer Andile Mini, during the official handover held at the Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha on June 23.
Mini added that they handed over the money to the family with no strings attached although, like the UFH summons, they wanted it to be used to start something that would support them in the long term.
“Our commitment, on behalf of the UFH convening, is to develop the skills and ensure that the Mtebeni family participates in the commercial component, while ensuring that it is sustainable beyond financial support. offered by the summons,” added Chris Hani Cooperative Development. Director General of the center, Abongile Hala.
The late Nosicelo’s father, Kholisile Mtebeni, said the money will be used to start a business so that Nosicelo’s younger siblings can be sent to higher learning institutions.
“The plan is to use the money made available by the UFH convocation to start a business, in order to be in a financial position to fund the higher education of the brothers and sisters of Nosicelo who are still at school. school,” he said.