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MBABANE – It’s triple tragedy!

While funeral preparations are ongoing for Makhosazaa Khoza, the deceased Executive Director of the Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Commission (CMAC), two other family members have passed away.

Khoza’s sister, Busi, also succumbed to a COVID-19-related illness yesterday morning.

Also, her sister-in-law passed away on Monday due to a COVID-19-related illness. 


Khoza’s husband, Prince Mfanalobovu, confirmed the sad news yesterday. 

Khoza died last week Tuesday morning. 

The prince said his mother-in-law was also admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Luke Commission facility situated at Sidvokodvo.

He said he was short for words to describe the whole situation that had befallen his family. He mentioned that what shocked them the most was that in the midst of their preparations for the burial of his wife, all of a sudden, his sister and sister-in-law also passed on.

“It is true, my sister and my sister-in-law have been confirmed dead. I just got a message this morning from my brother, informing me of the sad news. I am shocked and don’t know how to describe the whole situation. 

“While we are still making preparations for the burial of my wife, then this happens. What makes matters worse is that my mother-in-law is also admitted to the ICU at the Luke Commission,” the prince said.

He mentioned that a memorial service for his wife was scheduled for Friday at the A.M.E Church at Msunduza Township and she would be laid to rest on Saturday morning at the Mahwalala Cemetery.

The prince said his brother-in-law was still finalising logistics regarding the burial of his sister.

“I have been communicating with my brother-in-law concerning my sister’s burial preparations and nothing has been confirmed yet,” he said.


Meanwhile, Khoza tested positive for COVID-19 a day after her wedding, which took place on December 19, 2020 at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre. 

Of note is that about a month before her wedding, she had been appointed to the position of executive director at CMAC in November.

In a previous interview with a family member who identified himself as Prince Khokhumcatfo, he said Khoza died from COVID-19 complications while receiving treatment in one of the facilities in the country.

Prince Khokhumcatfo stated that immediately after the wedding, Khoza started feeling ill and she was taken to a private clinic on Sunday. 


He noted that tests were done and her results came back positive for the virus. 

According to the prince, Khoza was transferred to the Lubombo Referral Hospital and subsequently to Luke Commission, where she eventually passed on.  

Khoza’s appointment was officially announced by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Makhosi Vilakati.

Her appointment came after a rigorous selection exercise by the CMAC Board.

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