South Africa 15.8.2015 04:23 pm

DA mourns the death of Brian Jayanathan

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Saturday paid tribute to eThekwini DA councillor Brian Jayanathan, who died earlier in the day.

“Brian succumbed [after] a gallant fight against cancer early this morning [Saturday],” DA KwaZulu-Natal leader Zwakele Mncwango said in a statement.

“Although he was severely ill for several months, he remained upbeat and positive throughout his ordeal and spent his days inspiring the country to never give up the fight against cancer.

“In this regard, he made a significant contribution to the work of many cancer organisations and also chronicled his life experiences in a recently published book titled Breaking Barriers.

“Brian was a PR [proportional representation] councillor allocated to the Tongaat area of Durban and was a well-known community activist in the area.”

His dedication and commitment to building his community would be sorely missed, Mncwango said.

 

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