The former President of South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU), Mr Silas Ntutuzelo Nkanunu was laid to rest at his traditional home, Willow Village in Mqanduli recently. The legendary Silas Nkanunu died on the 6th of November 2020. Due to his contribution and the role he played during the apartheid, Cyril Ramaphosa declared Tatu Nkanunu's funeral as a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2.
Tatu Nkanunu made his mark in the Rugby fraternity during his time as a President of South African Rugby Football Union. He was Instrumental in the formation of the Kwa-Zakhele Rugby Union and later became its President in 1976.
He served in the committee for unity between the diverse integration of the SA Rugby Board, SA Rugby Federation and SA African Rugby Board. In 1994, after the unification of sport in the country, he became the first African President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU), a position he held until 2003.
At the funeral, Acting Premier MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Ms Nomakhosazana Meth, represented the Premier and delivered the Eulogy.