A long time family friend, Matthew Moonieya, passed away on Friday, August 25 2006.
Not only was he one of my father's closest friends, but he also provided me with advice and academic assistance. His death comes as a great loss to the city of East London, especially the Buffalo City Municipality.
(Photo taken from Daily Dispatch)
My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Aunty Sue, Selwyn, Colette, Lucinda, Aunty Gaye and Robin
Taken from today's Daily Dispatch:
Moonieya suffers heart attack after official meeting in Gävle
By MAYIBONGWE MAQHINA
and DEON VAN DER MERWE
THE death of Buffalo City director in the mayor’s office, Matthew Moonieya, has cut short the municipality’s trip to its Swedish twin city, Gävle.
Moonieya, 60, died after suffering a heart attack at a Swedish hospital on Friday afternoon.
Moonieya is the second Buffalo City official to die of a heart attack. Former deputy mayor Des Halley died of a heart attack in 2004.
Acting city manager Brian Shepherd, who was part of the delegation to Sweden, said Moonieya suffered a heart attack while getting a ticket at a (railway) station. “An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital where attempts were made to revive him. After 45 minutes he was declared dead.”
The Buffalo City delegation of municipal officials and councillors, led by Mayor Zintle Peter, was attending a bi-annual meeting in the country.Continue reading the article here.
Also see this article in todays Daily Dispatch.