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A true people's man remembered

By unknown | Jan 23, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Matome Lebea

Matome Lebea

It is not only the Lebeas who are mourning the death of my uncle Andries "Qwebs" Lebea.

The community of Ngaleng village, near the University of Limpopo, feel the same pain.

Known for his love for children, he would play with them and even give them nicknames.

He was always there when the tribal leaders needed his assistance.

"Uncle Qwebs", as he was called by most of the community, will be remembered for his good sense of humour and his patriotism.

Though he was not close to the church in his life he always asked me and the children, "what was happening at the church today? Did you put me in your prayers?"

I spent a lot of time at his home, where he would share old stories with me.

Qwebs was more than an uncle to me - I regarded him as my father.

When my mother told me about his death on Sunday morning, while I was writing my articles, everything came to a standstill for more than 30 minutes.

But I was strong enough to continue with my responsibilities until I had done everything I needed to do.

Uncle Qwebs will be buried at Ngaleng village on Saturday. The service starts at 6.30am.


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