Mbabane: Veteran Financial Services Trade Unionist, Vincent Ncongwane has passed on. Word of his demise was announced by the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland’s (TUCOSWA) Acting Secretary General Mduduzi Gina.
According to Gina, Ncongwane passed on in South Africa where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. Ncongwane is the former Secretary General of the Swaziland United Democratic Front and the acting Secretary General of the Swaziland Federation of Labour (SFL) and the Swaziland Union of Financial institutions and Allied Workers (SUFIAW).
He played a major role in the formation of the Labour Coordinating Council and was also its Secretary. Ncongwane has been described as an immovable pillar of the trade union movement in the country. He contributed to the trade unions with his vast experience, participating at individual and also at federation level. Ncongwane was known as an outstanding leader who was respected not only by the leaders but the entire trade union movement.