A MEMBER of the Odi correctional services parole board Pastor Tabola Samuel Kganane has died.
A retired priest, Tabola was a popular figure in Pimville where he served for 16 years before his retirement in 1997.
He was a former policeman with the diamond and gold squad in Mpumalanga before he became a minister of the Methodist Church.
He qualified at Fort Hare Theological College and served for a short period in the Eastern Cape. He was stationed in Mabopane, Witbank and Soweto.
He continued his ministry in his home town of Mabopane in Pretoria and joined the parole board until his death on December 21.
He will be buried on December 29. He is survived by his wife Greider, six children, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.