The ever giv­ing Bra Moss crosses over

Mo­fo­keng will be missed by all who felt his hu­mour

Sowetan - - Obituaries - By Les­ley Mo­fo­keng

Born: Septem­ber 12, 1949 Died: Novem­ber 30 Fu­neral: To­day at house No 15 Waterbessie Street, May­berry Park in Al­ber­ton, on the East Rand, from 7am

Burial: Kromvlei Ceme­tery

Moses Te­boho Mo­fo­keng was born in 1949, the fifth and last born son of the late Evan­ge­list Wil­fred Mo­fo­keng and the late Ma­hadi Mo­fo­keng (née Chaane).

He was born in Stof­berg Ge­denk Skool now Groen­punt Prison in Viljoens­drift, Free State, where his fa­ther was train­ing for the min­istry of the NG Send­ing Kerk.

He grew up in Gelukspan Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal, in Licht­en­burg dis­trict where his par­ents were sta­tioned from 1952.

Mo­fo­keng at­tended Uitkyk Pub­lic School (later Reit­sositse Pri­mary) in Uitkyk, in 1956 and Boit­seanape Tech­ni­cal School in Montshiwa, Mafikeng, in 1964.

Bra Moss, as he was af­fec­tion­ately known, moved to Jo­han­nes­burg with a con­struc­tion com­pany that he worked for, then later worked as a sales­man for a lights man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany and for a few fur­ni­ture stores in the city.

In 1975, he mar­ried Le­bo­hang Ma­sithela, the daugh­ter of the late Evan­ge­list Male­fane and Anna Ma­sithela, and their union was blessed with two sons and a daugh­ter. They lived at Mosik­ili sec­tion in Katle­hong, on the East Rand.

He also worked for Glaxo phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany in Ger­mis­ton be­fore start­ing his busi­ness as a taxi owner and a shop­keeper in Katle­hong.

Mo­fo­keng was a com­mit­ted mem­ber of the NG Kerk in Afrika, later on called Unit­ing Re­formed Church, where he served as an el­der at Pokello con­gre­ga­tion in Katle­hong.

He moved to Lotl­hakane vil­lage in Mafikeng in 2009 af­ter the death of his fa­ther.

Bra Moss will be re­mem­bered for mak­ing last­ing friend­ships eas­ily.

He was a gen­er­ous soul with an en­ter­pris­ing spirit, but he never made wealth be­cause he gave away too eas­ily. He loved the church and sang from the Hosanna hymn book very well.

A sharp dresser, he loved clothes and style and had a mis­chievous sense of hu­mour. A proud Mosotho man who cher­ished his cul­ture and loved the Mo­fo­keng fam­ily while tak­ing great in­ter­est in their well­be­ing.

Mo­fo­keng died at Thelle Mo­go­er­ane Hos­pi­tal in Vosloorus on Fri­day af­ter a long ill­ness.

Bra Moss is sur­vived by his wife Le­bo­hang; sons Thabiso and Les­ley, daugh­ter Palesa, daugh­ter-in-law Bongiwe, grand­chil­dren Le­seli and Cha­p­atso. He also lives be­hind sib­lings Jerry, Takatso, sis­ter Tshidiso, three sis­ters-in-law, cousins, neph­ews and nieces.

Robala ka kgotso Mo­fo­keng wa Tshehlo!

Moses Te­boho Mo­fo­keng was a proud Mosotho who cher­ished his cul­ture.

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