Message of Condolence

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a passionate and revered leader, Mr. William Kutumela, who was an ardent advocate for quality education.

We bid farewell to an outstanding man and gatekeeper of our education ideals. We not only mourn his departure, but celebrate his life, which was marked by a fierce adoration for the teaching profession.

Mr Kutumela played an instrumental role in the formation of the ELRC and served the Council not only as a Chief Negotiator for the Employer, but also as Chairperson of Council from 1994 to 2012. He fulfilled his role with a vigour and dedication that befits a true leader.

It is not our own professed glory that reigns at the end of our lives, but the trail of our work that speaks of our impact and will remain as a testimony of our existence for generations to come.

Mr. Kutumela will be sadly missed, but affectionately remembered. He lived a true and passionate life.

We send our sincere condolences to the Department of Basic Education, the Kutumela family, relatives and close friends.
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Issued by the General Secretary on behalf of the Executive Committee of the ELRC.

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