Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Walter Billy was a pillar of the community.
"Ntates", as Billy was affectionately known, loved jazz and playing golf.
He taught science and maths at Thandi Sibeko Secondary School in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, in 2002. A t the time of his death he was teaching at Masechaba View Secondary in Duduza.
He was born on November 9 1961 in Soweto. After completing his matric at the Sekano Ntoana High School got his teacher's degree at Sebokeng College.
His first teaching job was at Thembeka High School in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
"He really wanted to give back to his community," said his sister Tshidi Xaba.
"This led him to move back to Soweto where he taught at Sekano Ntoana High."
Billy died on Saturday at the Selby Park Hospital in Eloff Street Extension, Johannesburg.
He is survived by his son, mother, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Billy will be buried at Avalon Cemetery tomorrow. The service will be held at Tshiawelo Church in Soweto from 8:30am.