Well-known local politician Tshimangadzo Makhokha. Photo supplied.
Well-known local politician and former chairperson of Ward 27 in the Thulamela Municipality Mr Tshimangadzo Makhokha (45) died at the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital on 18 July after a short illness. He was buried at Luvhalani on 23 July.
Mr Mushe Makhokha, a brother of the deceased, said that the family had accepted the loss, although they found coping without him difficult. He said this death had robbed the community of an energetic leader who had been full of zeal and courage.
Mr Shonani Lieba, the current chairperson of Ward 27, said that Makhokha would always be remembered for being the driver of opportunities within the communities where he had lived. “All we have to do is to give full support to the family to make sure that their loved one is given a dignified send-off. We are saddened by his untimely departure. The family has already suffered enough pain and we should always be there to comfort them.”
Lieba added that, instead of constantly shedding tears, “we must also go down memory lane and remember the good things that Makhokha did for this community while he was still alive”. Lieba said Makhokha´s death was a great loss to the ANC and the community as a whole. He described Makhokha as a brave politician, who had been loyal to the ANC. “He was a responsible man who was concerned about the safety of every South African citizen,” said Makhokha.
Date:29 July 2021 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.