The Village Voice
Limpopo MEC for cooperative governance, housing and traditional affairs has called for the late community leader Whiskey Mahosi to be honoured and have something named after him.
Mahosi of Altein Village in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality had been a consistent member of the ANC since its unbanning and served in many structures including the civic structure and the stock theft forum. He was known as a community stalwart who was on the forefront of development.
He has died aged 81 and was buried last Friday.
Speaking at the funeral, Makamu hailed the late leader for his commitment to serve the community as well as his love for the ANC.
“Today we are not laying to rest and ordinary person but a leader who stood the test of time. He was a leader who together with the likes of the late Rodgers Shinyawani Ngobeni, TH Mashaba and comrade Joe Chavani worked so much for the community and were instrumental in community development,” said Makamu.
He said the community accredited development such as water and electricity to selfless and committed leaders like Mahosi.
“I am made to believe that he and other leaders in the areas travelled to various areas for meeting to develop their community and not once did they solicit funds from the community for transport.
Makamu said the way in which the late leader was consistent in working for the ANC and the community makes him a special person.
Turning to Collins Chabane Local Municipality mayor Moses Maluleke, Makamu said: Comrade Big Moss, if possible something, possibly a building in Collins Chabane should be named after Mahosi. He is a person local people related to and they will like it to have something named after one of their own,” he said.
Speaker after speaker talked about the late leader’s strictness and forthrightness.
He was also know for his generosity.
“He donated a cow to many funerals in the community,” said one of the relatives.