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Mabotja's death a huge loss

By unknown | Jun 06, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Moses Phuti Mabotja's death has left a huge void in the Polokwane religious fraternity.

Mabotja, 83, died last Wednesday of natural causes.

He will be remembered as a servant of God and will be sorely missed by his Dutch Reformed Church congregation in Seshego.

The retired man of the cloth started his primary education at the Kgoroshi Tribal School in Moletjie before going to the Bethesda Practising School.

He obtained his primary teachers' certificate at the Bethesda Training Institution before going on to obtain his diploma in theology at Turfloop Theological Seminary in 1963.

He taught at several schools in Limpopo before being appointed principal of the Matome Primary School in Zebediela. He was also principal of Kgoroshi Primary School from 1953 to 1959.

He was also secretary of the Transvaal United Teachers Association in the Moletjie region between 1953 and 1959.

As minister Mabotja served many congregations, including Zebediela, Mamelodi, Balfour, KwaThema and Polokwane. He married Grace Lucy Mamabolo in 1952 and they had seven children.

Mabotja will be buried at the Seshego Cemetery today. The service starts at 7am in the Dutch Reformed Church.


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