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Motsepe's dad dies at home

By unknown | Jun 25, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club boss and mining magnate Patrice Motsepe's father is dead.

Augustine Butane Motsepe died at his home in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Saturday afternoon after complaining of minor pains.

Family spokesman Gabriel Mokgoko said Motsepe was a dedicated father and always wanted to see his family united.

"The family has lost a uniting force," he said. "He was a great inspiration to them and his extended family."

Motsepe was born on June 18, 1915 in GaMmakau in North West.

He taught at various schools including Dilopye in Hammanskraal and Orlando High in Soweto. He was the founding principal of Sekitla High School.

He started his own business in 1968 and became an avid member of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc).

"As both a teacher and businessman Motsepe made sure that he instilled a culture of discipline and dedication in his children. His seeds are evident in them," said Mokgoko.

Mokgoko said in his early days, Motsepe was a passionate soccer follower and an ardent supporter of Orlando Pirates in particular.

"He was a staunch member of the Anglican church and had raised his children to be God-fearing people," he said.

Motsepe is survived by seven children, eight grand-children and a brother.

"Funeral arrangements have not yet been made but the family will take a decision some time this week," said Mokgoko.


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