An emotional mood prevailed in the hall of the Lenyora la Thuto Comprehensive School in H Section in Botshabelo during the memorial service of the late Nomene Consolation Mokoale, communications officer at the Botshabelo Police Station. Mokoale passed away recently after collapsing in church.
Delivering a message of support, Kenny Salemane, Selosesha Cluster Secretary, said he knew the deceased well.
“I have know Consolation since her youth. She was a very influential individual among her peers. This is a sad time for people of Botshabelo and her colleagues at Botshabelo and Boithuso Police Stations. She started to work at Boithuso Police station as a communication officer in 2008, then she moved to the Selosesha Cluster Office in Thaba Nchu.
“She was a good person and loved her work. She worked with a number of publications, supplying them with information so that the community of Mangaung could be informed about what was happening in the Mangaung Metro.
“To Consolation’s family: Don’t revisit the incident and don’t ask God why it happened. It is not always nice to go back in time because we end up crying. We should live with hope and understand that everything happens for a reason. To my fellow colleagues: Let’s continue with our calling and never disappoint or fail the ones who are no longer with us,” said Salemane.
Madika Hlalele, a close friend of Consolation’s, told Voice that she bought her friend a birthday present as she has been doing in previous years.
“Unfortunately I did not know that this year would be the last year I would give Consolation a birthday gift. I have learned so much from her as she was older than I am. Even today I still don’t believe my friend is no more.
“This a sad day for the Botshabelo community and the Mokoale family. To her child I would like to say: I know it is painful that your mom is not here, but know, as painful as it is, this is God’s plan. Everyone has time on this earth, but we don’t know when it is time to go.”
Mokoale was laid to rest at the Botshabelo cemetery this past weekend.