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Nthabiseng Kedibone Makubire died on June 1, just under a month after celebrating her birthday. Born on May 16 1961, she lived her life for others, spreading love and taking care of those who needed her help.
Psalm 23:6 reads: "I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live." It seems to have been written especially for her because it aptly captures who she was.
So tomorrow as those who knew and loved her descend on Bethesda Methodist Mission in John Street, Berea, to pay their last respects, it will partly be a celebration of her life and those whose lives she touched so profoundly.
"Nenne", as she was affectionately called, was born in Alexandra township.
She attended Ikage Lower Primary School, Ithute Higher Primary School, both in Alexandra, Mariazelle High School in Matatiele and the Immaculate High School in Diepkloof nurtured her love for education.
She always wanted to be a teacher and this kept her on a quest to gain more knowledge. The University of Bophuthatswana in Mmabatho, Damelin College in Johannesburg, Unisa in Pretoria, Technikon South Africa in Johannesburg, and at some stage Potchefstroom University armed her well to be an excellent science teacher at Bokamoso Senior Secondary School. Since 1987 she worked with distinction until her death last Friday.
Over the last two years she battled with illness, a battle she embraced with strength, faith and deep spirituality. This did not, however, stop her from caring about the young lives she was moulding.
She is survived by her son, Mohau, a daughter, Nthabeleng, her mother, and her two brothers, Thabang and Tsepo.
She will be buried tomorrow at Westpark Cemetery.