Family and friends gathered today in the morning at the Royal Bhaca great palace in the Eastern Cape, for the funeral service of Chief Madzikane the 2nd, Thandisizwe Diko.
Diko, who was the husband of suspended Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko, passed on in hospital last week.
He was embroiled in the controversial Gauteng PPE corruption scandal.
Villagers said the Chief was very instrumental in the community and they are quite saddened by his passing. They said his death will lead to slow development in the area.
The most saddening thing about Diko’s death is that he died at a young age of 43. Villagers still expected a lot from him.
Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane is expected to be in attendance at the funeral service.