Comrade laid to rest with dignity

2015-10-01 06:00

The funeral of the late Mbulelo Mehlo was held last Saturday thanks to the assistance of Councillor Patrick Mngxunyeni (insert) who emptied his pockets to assist his family.

The funeral of the late Mbulelo Mehlo was held last Saturday thanks to the assistance of Councillor Patrick Mngxunyeni (insert) who emptied his pockets to assist his family.

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We live in an era of conspicuous consumption; whether by politicians, community leaders and the general public.

It is an age where what you wear and how you look depict your self being.

Not so Comrade Mbulelo “TaMbu” Gerald Mehlo.

This tireless and selfless community builder, leader and protector, dedicated his life to the betterment of his people to the very end.

As he was laid to rest last Saturday, his story reminded us that we joined the African National Congress (ANC) voluntarily and without motives of material advantage or personal gain; which belief should be the cornerstone of every member of the organization.

Speakers at his memorial and funeral service reflected on the void that he is leaving behind in his community, particularly in the ANC , sans committed and dedicated selfless volunteers like him.

The befitting and well deserved send off that he received, would not have been possible without the contributions of ward Councillor Patrick Mngxunyeni, who went beyond the call of duty to ensure that TaMbu was laid to rest in a dignified manner.

He paid for the service out of his own pocket and the assistance of others, to ensure that the family of the late was comforted, whilst the integrity of the ANC was sustained by ensuring that the logistics and funeral costs would be shouldered by the movement.

He emphasized that the “ANC is not a burial society, however it takes care of its people, especially exceptional ones like Comrade Ta Mbu and that should we have selfless volunteers we can govern again the Western Cape”

ANC members should strive to be dedicated and committed to better the life for all like comrade Mbulelo Gerald Mehlo and be generous and caring about others like councillor Patrick Mngxunyeni. These two comrades illustrated that the ANC still cares for its people and the community at large. As we are gearing up for the Local Government elections of 2016, by emulating the spirit of these two comrades we will win back the government of the Western Cape. Long live the spirit of comrade TaMbu, Long Live!!

.Matshoba is the ANC branch secretary of Ward 94

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