MOLTENO – Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga and her management team laid the Secretary Ntombikayise Landu to rest in a SAPS Official funeral at her Molteno home today.
She characterised Secretary Ntombikayise Landu as a visionary, strategic thinker. “Probably Landu was going to be one of the next Provincial Commissioners in this province. She was a game changer and a trend setter and the first Public Service Act member to be buried in an SAPS Official funeral. It was specially made for her, as she passed away in the line of duty whilst busy fighting against Gender Based Violence (GBV) together with her Junior Management Core (JMC) colleagues in Engcobo tragic accident that also claimed three of her colleagues on Sunday, 25 April 2021. Secretary Landu was the voice for those who are voiceless in GBV. She carried the RSA President’s call, which says, “Thuma Mina.” She has been buried on a special day in the country, the Mother’s day. Landu family, your child was a heroine. We will always remember your child as a true patriot. My JMC members, here’s a leadership motto, be irreplaceable, be a leader, don’t wait for a leader, believe in yourselves. Continue to go forward and fight GBV in this province,” she said.
Sergeant Sihle Dlakiya representing the Junior Management Core (JMC) speaking on behalf of the Junior Management Core characterised Secretary Ntombikayise Landu as a true patriot indeed. “Landu was like the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela of our generation. She fought for justice where ever she went, Ngcobo community can attest to that. In the book of Matthew 16 vs 18, Jesus said I will build my church here in this rock. Even the gates of hell will never prevail. Secretary Landu was that rock that was seen by God, She died in the line of duty fighting crime together with the Junior Management Core (JMC) team in Engcobo. JMC will go forward and never go back. If Landu were to ask her JMC colleagues who am I. The JMC would say, “Landu you are Imbokodo.” Landu was saying no to Gender Based Violence, (GBV) and Bullysim at schools. I would like to challenge my JMC team members to take out Landu’s spear and continue with the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV), he said.
The late Ntombikayise was characterised by her family and neighborhood as a disciplined, kind and humble child, who always had a smile on her face, as gesture of love. The family and neighborhood further expressed their feeling with the departure of the caring soul.
Acting Alfred Ndzo District Commissioner, Brigadier Macala characterised his secretary Ntombikayise Landu as a disciplined secretary, I wouldn’t ask for any other secretary. I lost a true professional in Landu. Landu family thank you so much for borrowing us your child. I would like to thank the Provincial Commissioner for approving Landu’s Funeral as a SAPS Official funeral.
To the family, since it’s Mother’s Day today, I would like to take a quote from Linda Rivers poem. It says “God in the mountain is the same God in the valley”. God is testing you as to how much do you trust him. It’s a great loss to us as the SAPS family as well. Please be strong and trust in God,” he concluded.
Source: South African Police Service