Marubini lived for education
Death lands blow to charity work
Born: February 12 1933 Died: May 12 Funeral: Tomorrow at Thohoyandou Indoor Sport Complex, from 8am Burial: Mbaleni Cemetery in Thohoyandou
My mother Violet Marubini was born at Dzwerani village in Venda on February 12 1933.
She was the daughter of the late Maria Madima and Mr Nyandane.
She died on Saturday at Midstream Health Centre in Centurion, Pretoria after a long illness.
She started school at Lwamondo Pimary in 1941.
In 1945, Violet moved to Tshifudi village with my grandmother where she attended Tshifudi Primary School, and later started her high school studies at Tshidimbini Junior Secmillions ondary. She moved to the Vendaland Institute in 1949 and completed her teachers diploma in 1954.
In May 1954, she was appointed to teach at Tshifudi Primary before moving on to teach at Gooldville Mission School in Tshitereke the following year.
In the same year she got married to now late BT Tshivhase and they were blessed with a daughter Tshikanuko.
In 1982, Marubini enrolled for a BA degree at the University of Venda and completed her studies in 1985.
On April 23 1986, Marubini was appointed the departmental head teacher at Tshiluvhi Primary School in Thohoyandou.
She completed her University Education Diploma in 1987, followed by a BEd honours in 1990.
Two years later Marubini retired and moved to Berea, Johannesburg, where she settled.
She was known for her charity work, warmth and her beautiful smile.
She opened doors of her home in Johannesburg to Church of Christ congregants when they didn’t have a place to worship and was one of the founding members of Church of Christ Hilltop in Auckland Park.
Last month Marubini suffered a stroke, resulting in her being in a semi-comatose state for 40 days.
Her Creator called her on May 12 while still under the care of the nurses at the Midstream Health Centre in Centurion.
Her funeral service will take place tomorrow at the Thohoyandou Indoor Sport Complex from 8am.
The funeral procession will then head to Mbaleni Cemetery at noon where she will be laid to rest.
Marubini is survived by 10 children, 36 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Vha edele nga mulalo.