Sobisi will be solely missed

2015-10-29 06:00
 Thandeka Gqada, MP, was among the mouners during the memorial service of Mthuthuzeli Sobisi, in Khayelitsha.

Thandeka Gqada, MP, was among the mouners during the memorial service of Mthuthuzeli Sobisi, in Khayelitsha.

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The death of man who made a huge impact in curbing crime through sport in Khayelitsha was described as a “great loss.”

Mthuthuzeli Sobisi, 47, passed away three Sundays ago, and was laid to rest on Saturday, in Mhlankomo, Mount Fletcher in the Eastern Cape.

He has been residing in Makhaza 39 Section, Hasana Crescent.

Sobisi, who was driven by the love of sport, concern about substance abuse by the youth in his community and also gangsterism, formed the Maya Football Club in 2008.

The initiative was met with good response as it attracted dozens of youth from Makhaza and other parts of Khayelitsha.

PR councillor Vuyokazi Matanzima, who worked with Sobisi since the inception of the club, highly praised him for making a positive contribution to the betterment of the area.

“I am so heart-broken by his death. He was a community builder. I was so shocked to learn about his death. This is a great loss to the community of Khayelitsha,” Matanzima said.

Matanzima and Sobisi worked on a youth programmes rendered by the City of Cape Town under the theme “A Child involved in Sports is away from Crime”.

He has been a mediator during the faction fights between the Vooras and Vatos gangsters who have been terrorizing the community of Makhaza thus spreading to other sections.

Matanzima also said Thandeka Gqada, the DA Member of Parliament, and other businessman, gave the assurances that the the team will continues even after his death.

Sobisi leaves behind his wife Thobeka Sobisi and four sons who have been supportive of his hard work, and as a result, they were part of his soccer team.

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