RIP: Deyika Nzeribe
A FUNDRAISING page has been launched to help the family of Green Party mayoral hopeful Deyika Nzeribe pay for his funeral.
Nzeribe, 50, died suddenly on New Year’s Day after suffering a heart attack. An appeal has been set up to raise £4,000, to help his relatives cover funeral costs.
More than £3,000 has already been generated, and organisers say any money over their target will be used for an ‘appropriate and lasting memorial’ for Nzeribe.
Leona Varley, who organised the fund, wrote:
“Deyika Nzeribe, a beloved son, brother, friend and father of three passed away suddenly on New Year’s Day 2017. This came as a great shock to all who knew him.
“Deyika was a tireless advocate for human rights, equality and more than anything he was a believer in people. Manchester Green Party’s mayoral candidate, he worked for many years to make Hulme and the city a better place for all.
“Please consider supporting Deyika’s family by making a donation to assist with the funeral arrangements (estimated costs £4000).
“Any funds exceeding the funeral costs will go towards an appropriate and lasting memorial within the community that benefited greatly from his activism in the arts and politics.”
Tributes flooded in for the father of three, including one from fellow candidate for the election of the first Greater Manchester mayor, Labour’s Andy Burnham, who described Mr Nzeribe as a ‘thoroughly decent man’.
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