MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE MEC FOR PUBLIC WORKS by zlf11327

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									MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE
MEC FOR PUBLIC WORKS MR GEORGE
PHADAGI         DURING           THE     FUNERAL        OF
THOMAS                MASILO                   MALATJIE,
PHALABORWA

20 SEPTEMBER 2009

Programme director
Members of the bereaved family
The Reverend and members of the congregation
Community leaders
Fellow mourners
Distinguished guests
Comrades, Ladies and gentlemen


The   Premier   of   this    Province,   comrade     Cassel
Mathale   has   asked       me   to   convey   his   sincere
condolences to the family on behalf of the Limpopo
Provincial Government and its people. It is quite
unfortunate that he is not able to join us today owing
to the fact that he is in Johannesburg attending the


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meeting of the African National Congress National
Executive Committee.


The Premier and Members of the Executive Council
wish to join the family in mourning the death of our
beloved son, brother, and father who passed away
so tragically in a motor car accident some two
months ago. Our deepest condolences go to his
children, friends, relatives and all members of this
community.


Programme director


Although we may never accept death, the truth is
that, we all live to die; and die in order to live. Death
is a secret that has been hidden to all of us by the
Almighty. None of us knows the time, the day, nor
the hour in which our last breath will depart this
earth.


Although death is a usual experience, its occurrence
remains unfathomable and difficult for anyone of us


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to deal with. Not long ago, the deceased lived
amongst us in flesh and spirit, but today he is no
more.


We had grown accustomed to his presence, and had
thought that one day he shall grow old and grey, but
this was not to be. Death took away from us the life
of a beloved brother, a son and a patriot at a time
when there was a lot we still expected from him. He
left us at the time when we were all looking forward
to his invaluable contribution to this community.


Blessed should be the man who dies knowing that he
has made his full and honest contribution on this
earth. Here lies a man who had used his skills and
abilities to work for his family and the community in
the best way he could. The province has lost a
valuable human resource that could have been used
more productively in the growth of our economy and
its people.




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Although, we may never succeed in taking away the
pain which is felt by members of the family, we
should however accept that none of us had the
power to change or stop what had happened. What
happened was in the plans of the Almighty and all
that we need to do is to accept what we cannot
change.


However, we believe that tragic accidents similar to
the ones which brought us here today can be
prevented in future, if we all stick to the rules of the
road and obey the Arrive Alive message.


We have an obligation to celebrate the life of Thomas
Masilo Malatjie because he was a dedicated worker, a
father, a patriot and most importantly a disciplined
member of this community.


In the same breath, we all have a responsibility not
to   abandon   members     of   the   deceased   family
especially during this hour of need. Let’s give them
comfort, courage and support in the best way we


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can. To the family we say; your tears are our tears
and your loss is our grief.


    Long Live the spirit of Thomas Malatjie!


      A’ moya wa Kgae o robale ka Khutšo


            May his Soul Rest in Peace!




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