Humble and very friendly

MILD-MANNERED: Patricia Kehilwe Baepane. © Unknown.
MILD-MANNERED: Patricia Kehilwe Baepane. © Unknown.

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

Patricia Kehilwe Baepane, an administrator of Netball South Africa, has died.

She was born in Kuruman in Northern Cape 30 years ago.

While Netball South Africa (NSA) has lost a valued and loved employee who was respected by players and officials alike, her family has lost a quiet and unassuming sister.

To compound their pain Baepane is the third family member to die within a year after their father and sister Thato.

Elder sister Kedieng Nonyane said: "She was very quiet and mild-mannered. You could never tell when she was upset about something. Our family is just devastated."

NSA colleague Portia Dimu said they would miss her humility and friendliness.

"She had a very stable personality and was accommodative of people."

Baepane will be buried tomorrow at Gamonare Cemetery in Batlharos village, Kuruman. The service starts at 7am.