Seseli was a good community leader

SAINT Monica Tshukulu Seseli was born on February 17 1936, the second son of four children born to the late Solomon and Susan Seseli.

SAINT Monica Tshukulu Seseli was born on February 17 1936, the second son of four children born to the late Solomon and Susan Seseli.

Seseli grew up in the dusty Free State town of Winburg and in the vibrant streets of Sophiatown in Johannnesburg. In tune with his personality he pursued a sales career in various companies, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

He was a man with a huge sense of humour, a good communicator and had a sense of pride.

He loved chatting, debating on all sorts of topics, and prided himself in being knowledgeable. He kept himself abreast of current affairs through reading and following the news.

A stubborn streak, an argumentative side, sometimes a "my way or the highway" attitude, added to the flair of his personality.

Having grown up in a fiercely independent family of entrepreneurs, Seseli ventured into business and never looked back.

Seseli married Grace Nonhlanhla Sibisi and together they raised four children and morw than 10 children from both the Seseli and Sibisi families. "Daddy" will be missed by his family, friends, neighbours and all people whose lives he touched.

He loved all types of sports, especially tennis. Not only was he an avid tennis player himself, he actively promoted and coached and recruited children to play this sport.

He was a community leader in ideas and action. His business ensured that he would be with the community in their moments of greatest celebration and deepest sadness.

His presence on the sports field, daily trips to Eldos and occasional visits to the tavern, meant he interacted with people everywhere and thus was well known and loved.

He died on June 30 2009.

The funeral service will be at Grace Bible Church in schizophrenic at 8am before leaving for Avalon Cemetery in Soweto.

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