ZFM Mourns One of their Own
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has learned of the passing of our employee, Mr. Hannes Combrinck. Mr. Combrinck passed away on the 25th of July 2020 and it is with great sadness and broken hearts that we share the news of his passing. Hannes, as he was fondly referred to by everyone, amongst the many connotations of his name, brought a breath of fresh air to the institution with his appointment as Manager in the Mayor’s Office on 01 October 2011. Part of his many responsibilities was to provide administrative and political support to the Executive Mayor and to be the interface between the political office and the administration.
Mr. Combrinck served the District Municipality with distinction and tenacity. He has brought with him a wealth of experience in National and Local Government where he previously served as the Speaker of the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality between 2009-2011 and before that served as a Member of Parliament between 2004-2009, where he was a member of various parliamentary committees. He will be remembered as a humble person but mostly he will be remembered as a very hardworking and opinionated person.
Hannes, the “gentle giant” will be missed by many for his big heart, gentle demeanor, and sense of humor. We will miss a highly intelligent, vibrant individual with a rare friendliness and charm of personality. Hannes was a genuinely warm and wonderful individual—one we will miss greatly. Our sorrow is lessened only slightly with the comforting thought that we had the privilege to know him.
We also take this opportunity to pass our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and comrades and the entire ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Area.