Former Gazankulu homeland Minister of Education Edward
Percy Mhinga known EPP, has died at the age of 90.
Family spokesman Percy Mhinga said he died at Medi-care in
Polokwane after short illness.
Mhinga was born on 5 December 1927 in the Mhinga Royal
While serving as a principal of Mhinga Secondary School in
1969 he was recalled by the Royal Family to serve as one of the founding
members of the Amashangane Territorial Authority which was later renamed
Gazankulu Territorial Authority.
He served as a Member of Parliament, from 1969 to 1973.
In 1973, he was elected as the speaker of Gazankulu
Parliament in which position he served until 1978.
in 1979, he was appointed the Minister of Education.
HE served in that position until his retirement from
politics in 1994.
When the country convened the Convention for a Democratic
South Africa (CODESA) he represented, together with former Gazankulu Prime
minister Prof. HWE Ntsanwisi, and Ximoko Progressive Party.
After the death of Prof Ntsanwisi in 1993 he served
as the acting Prime minister of Gazankulu homeland and continued his work and
served at different committees at CODESA some of which he shared with the
current President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma.
Appointed the vice chair of the SCA, Sunday School
Teacher, and Blue Cross of which he served with Dr Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane,
now former President of Mozambique 1953 Senior.
He will be buried at Mhinga Royal graves on Saturday.