dedicated woman

Siyabonga Africa

Siyabonga Africa

To some she was just their office representative. Toothers she was a church leader. And, more than that, she was everything to everyone.

Johanna Ntombi Mshoeshoe died on February 3 of complications during a short spell with hernia. She was born on August 14 1947. A devoted mother and wife, she is survived by two children, Thabang and Tshepo, and her husband Albert.

Nokuvela Nximba, a family friend, is not without words when she describes Mshoeshoe.

"She was everything to the community," Ximba cried.

Mshoeshoe was known to donate food to the elderly and mediate conflicts in her neighborhood in Orlando East, Soweto.

But Mshoeshoe's good deeds were not only confined to her neighbourhood but beyond as well. Nximba describes how Mshoeshoe had immersed herself in her work as a staff representative at Edcon. Mshoeshoe always ensured that things were sorted for all the employees that reported to her.

She also dedicated herself to the National Council of African Women, a community-based organisation. She was also the chairman of the local burial society in Orlando East.

St Mary's Anglican Church in Orlando East will also remember Mshoeshoe for her deep involvement in church activities. Her funeral service will be held at St Mary's Anglican Church tomorrow from 7am to 10am. She will be buried at Avalon Cemeteryy.