19 November 2012

South Africa: Premier Thandi Modise Conveys Condolences to Motsepe Family and Bakgatla

press release

North West Premier Thandi Modise has learnt with shock and sadness of the untimely death of Kgosi Peter Bazabaza Motsepe of the Bakgatla Ba-Mmakau Traditonal Council. Kgosi Motsepe from Mmakua outside Brits passed away on Sunday after a long period of sickness.

"We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Motsepe Royal family and Bakgatla on the loss of Kgosi Motsepe who served the institution of traditional leadership with passion and commitment over the past three decades. Our thoughts and prayers are with his ill wife and family during this period of sadness. May they find solace in knowing that we share their grief as they mourn the death of a humble leader whose interest in development of his subjects and communities was always paramount," emphasised Premier Modise.

The Premier said that Kgosi Motsepe was one of the traditional leaders who was looked upon to enrich debates in the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders with his experience, knowledge of the institution and guide younger traditional leaders.

"His death has robbed us of an outstanding leader and a partner for community development. We are left poorer with his departure," she concluded.

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