As an ordinary citizen I am part of the masses who would like to say goodbye to Lebo Mathosa.
One of the citizens of this country did, however, speak on behalf of all of us and I am so happy he did. The president hit the nail on the head when he said that "Mathosa's death constitutes a profound loss to the entire nation as she was one of the path finders of post-apartheid cultural expression".
Lebo was not only loved by school kids, but also by the youth and adults. When I heard on the news that school kids had gathered outside her home after hearing the sad news, I remembered one day as a teacher when one of the schoolgirls was so excited that she had met Lebo in town and had managed to speak to her.
Please know that we will continue to love you Lebo, and we will continue to love your family.
Thabo Mokonotela, Soweto