Laid to rest

You have gone too soon, you will always be remembered; you were humble like your name.

These were some of messages read during Bonolo Tsayang’s funeral.

Tears dropped as her coffin lowered into her eternal resting place.

Her mother Zibiso wiped tears while holding and comforting Bonolo’s three year old daughter.

The lord gave and the lord has taken away, may the name of the lord be praised.

24 year old Tsayang worked for The Voice Newspaper, Born in The Ghetto shop. She died on the 3rd of August after short illness.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at her home village, Changate 10km on the outskirt of Nkange to bid her farewell.

Different speakers described her as humble, loving, caring and ever smiling young woman.

Among the mourners was MP for the area and Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu.

Her uncle Bakanuki said the family was still expecting a lot from her. He said he received a call on Sunday and told Bonolo is not well and she has been rushed to the hospital.

He was surprised to receive a call after few hours and told she was no more. Tsayang said they have been deeply hurt by her sudden death.

Speaking at the funeral The Voice Newspaper General Manager Gomolemo Marc Kasale said Bonolo was a hard working person.

He said she was very passionate about her job and she was doing it with love.

“Bonolo was working under minimal supervision. She was loyal and eager to learn.

Her family should know that we are with them in this trying time. She was an asset to the company that is why I found it fit to come here and talk about her life than sending a representative.” Said Kasale

Batshu encouraged youth to behave and be cooperative so that they can be remembered by good things.

He said he was impressed by how speakers described Bonolo. He said it is pity that the country is losing its future leaders at an alarming rate.

Bonolo survived by her daughter, five siblings and her mother.

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