Leave it for God, MEC Radzilane tells shattered Collins Chabane councilor

ANC Vhembe regional leader Mavikane’s son died in a car accident

The Village Voice

The young Constable Mavikani was laid to rest at Shihosana on Saturday.

Limpopo MEC for safety and liaison Florence Radzilane told Collins Chabane Local Councilor and ANC Vhembe regional executive member Simon Mavikane to accept his son’s death and leave everything for God.

Radzilane who is also a pastor spoke at Shihosana Village on Saturday  during the funeral service of Reddick Mavikane, who was Mavikane’s son and died on August 21 near Lebowakgomo in a car accident.

The younger Mavikane was born on January 24 1996.

He was a constable of the South African Police Services.

When Mavikane addressed the mourners before the MEC, he seemed not to accept the death and suggested that his son’s death may have something to do with his father’s rise in politics.

Addressing the mourners, Radzilane requested her comrade to accept the death.

“Leave everything for God and perish any negative thoughts,” said Radzilane.

She pledged to reach out to the beleaguered leader after the funeral.

She told him God loved him, and if he put everything in God’s hands he would find closure.

MEC Radzilani says Mavikani must leave all troubles to God.
At the funeral service of constable Reddick Mavikane from L to R were his father Simon Mavikane, Percy Mashimbyi, Dr David Masondo, Dominic Mahlangu and Collins Chabane mayor Shadrack Maluleke

The event at Shihosana village was attended by many ANC leaders who had come to support their colleague Mavikane.

The leaders included, MEC Basikopo Makamu, Deputy Finance Minister Dr David Masondo, Vhembe District Executive mayor Dowelani Nenguda, social department MEC Nkakareng Ragoale and   Collins Chabane Local Municipality mayor Shadrack Maluleke.

From left to right MECs Nkakareng Rakgoale, Florence Radzilani and Basikopo Makamu

Former Gauteng premier Sam Shilowa also addressed the mourners as part of the Mavikane family.

Mavikane later told The Village Voice that he said so many things because of so much distress.

He said sorrow got the better of him because he loved his son so much and was expecting a lot from his son.

Well-known leader Simon Mavikani paid the last respects to his late son Constable Reddick Mavikane who died in a car accident
As Constable Reddick Mavikani was laid to rest

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