Speech - Min Fikile Mbalula - Funeral Service of Mr. Thabang Johnny Lebese - 2 March 2012

On the shiny, bright and beautiful day of the 22nd February 2012, bells rang loudly in the streets of the Republic of South Africa; signaling the fall of one of our own, Thabang ‘Chillies’ Lebese. The noise of these ringing bells rang excruciately louder and made unbearable noise in the streets of SOWETO and the surrounding areas because it is here that the loss and pain have been felt so dearly. It is SOWETO that gave birth to this son of the soil. It is SOWETO that groomed and nurtured this son of Africa. It is SOWETO that offered an opportunity to this star of South Africa, Africa and the world. It is here in SOWETO that Thabang cut his teeth, hurdled and finally became a strong man in the struggle to mould his football career and it is here where Thabang finally fell and found his resting place.

Date
: 22 March 2012
Author
: Minister Fikile Mbalula
Year
: 2012
Volume
: 1
Publication
: Speech
Media Type
: Speech
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