Tsoaela family mourns loss

2015-07-01 06:05
NTSWAKI TSOAELA (85), mother of the late Rev. Diphoko Tsoaela.

NTSWAKI TSOAELA (85), mother of the late Rev. Diphoko Tsoaela.

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THE tragic car crash on 13 June has dealt the bereaved Tsoaela family a triple blow. The accident, a head-on collision, claimed the life of the well-known Rev. Diphoko Tsoaela and four other people. They are Modiehi Tsoaela, a niece of Rev. Tsoaela, two family friends from Sharpeville in Gauteng, as well as Teboho Matee.

The reverend’s burial was held on Thursday (25/06) in his home town, Winburg, while the other victims of the accident had been buried in their respective towns, Sharpeville and Winburg, on the weekend of 21 June.

Matee, from Winburg, was a student studying Electrical Engineering and had accompanied Rev. Tsoaela to help tow the vehicle of travelling visitors (Modiehi and Thabiso Tsoaela, as well as two family friends) after their Mercedes-Benz had broken down on the N1 Road. Thabiso and one passenger, who were in the towed Mercedes-Benz, escaped unharmed when the car, driven by Rev. Tsoaela, collided head-on with a truck going in the opposite direction on the N1 between Ventersburg and Winburg.

He leaves behind his spouse, Martha, three children, as well as his grandchildren

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