Thaba Nchu councillor laid to rest

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Tankiso Moea has been described as a hard-working councillor, who dedicated his time to serving his community. PHOTO: SEITHATI SEMENOKANE

Tankiso Moea was the ward councillor for Ward 39 in Thaba Nchu. Moea was laid to rest on Sunday. His funeral service was held at Morolong Hall in Thaba Nchu. His death came as a shock to the community, as they were expecting many things from the councillor. Mangaung mayor, Olly Mlamleli, said Moea was a dedicated ward councillor and even though he served the Thaba Nchu community for a short while, he had already done so much.
Speaking about his community work, Mlamleli said she remembered how during canvassing for the local elections, he accompanied her and the Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, taking them on a tour of his community. He insisted that they engage with the community so that they could hear their complaints and grievances.
She said he had a soft spot for the elderly and when an elderly woman in his community became bedridden, he suggested that they find her a wheelchair so that she could be able to move around her house and possibly go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Mlamleli said the elderly woman unfortunately passed away before they could get her wheelchair, however, Moea had informed her about this and helped to organise a donation collection for her funeral.
Moea might have served the Thaba Nchu community as ward councillor for a short time, but his work will remain within the community he served. – Seithati Semenokane
seithati@centralmediagroup.co.za