There are many examples in history, where the loss of a human life or lives was followed by an outpouring of grief and public mourning. But what do we do if we are prevented from doing so? asks Alet Law.
Sister Regina Buyiswa Gxekwa, 58, was a community nurse for over 30 years. For the last 12 years, "uMaMfene", "Mother" or "uNomri", as she was affectionately known, would leave her home every morning to take an hour-long taxi drive to the Hackney Clinic in Whittlesea. The community's health was more important to her than this "little" inconvenience.
Sergeant Chriszelda Coetzee, 38, from Cape Town, was a dedicated member of the police force for almost 20 years.