Loy­al Knys­na point­sman will be seen no mo­re

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Nuus | News - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

A fa­mi­li­ar fa­ce on Knys­na’s ro­ads du­ring he­a­vy traf­fic pe­ri­ods will no lon­ger be seen, af­ter A­mos Lu­da­ka pas­sed a­way re­cent­ly fol­lo­wing a short il­l­ness.

Fond­ly kno­wn as Ta-Pro, Lu­da­ka was a con­trac­ted point­sman and traf­fic of­fi­cer for the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty for 16 y­e­ars, who was u­su­al­ly sta­ti­o­ned in the In­dus­tri­al A­rea, Vi­gi­lan­ce Dri­ve and Dam-Se-Bos.

Lu­da­ka’s col­le­a­gue of 10 y­e­ars, Er­nest N­qo­ko, said, “With Ta-Pro the­re was ne­ver a dull mo­ment, he was so full of life and jo­kes and had beau­ti­ful he­art.”

A let­ter from the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty’s com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons de­part­ment re­ads, “Mr Lu­da­ka was a loy­al con­trac­ted point du­ty of­fi­cer for the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and will be so­re­ly mis­sed by all. We are gra­te­ful to our com­mu­ni­ty ser­vi­ces de­part­ment for pro­vi­ding the fa­mi­ly with a tent that will ac­com­mo­da­te the in­flux of sym­pa­thi­sers ar­ri­ving for the ser­vi­ces le­a­ding up to the fu­ne­ral. The de­part­ment is al­so furt­her pro­vi­ding food and re­freshments to the mour­ners.”

The mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty has al­so said that as a to­ken of its ap­pre­ci­a­ti­on, it will pro­vi­de a gra­ve and a cof­fin for his fi­nal res­ting pla­ce. Be­cau­se Lu­da­ka was not a ful­l­ti­me em­ploy­ee en­joying the be­ne­fits of per­ma­nent staff mem­bers, “the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty feels it on­ly fit­ting to as­sist the fa­mi­ly of such a loy­al con­trac­tor du­ring their ti­me of need”.

Coun­cil­lor Mand­la Ma­ti­wa­ne said he will al­so as­sist the fa­mi­ly in gi­ving Lu­da­ka a pro­per send­off.

He will be put to his fi­nal res­ting pla­ce on 2 De­cem­ber. The ser­vi­ce will start at Lu­da­ka’s ho­me at 18 N­ga­lo Street in K­ha­y­a­let­hu, at 07:30, and will pro­ceed to K­ha­y­a­let­hu com­mu­ni­ty hall at 10:30.

Pho­tos: Sup­p­lied

A­mos Lu­da­ka, fond­ly kno­wn as Ta-Pro, at his u­su­al s­ta­ti­on in Vi­gi­lan­ce Dri­ve.

P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied

Af­ter ser­ving the Knys­na mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty for 16 y­e­ars, A­mos Lu­da­ka died af­ter a short il­l­ness.

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