Premier Mathabatha’s special advisor, Kgoshi Mathebe dies

MOUTSE – Limpopo Premier, Chupu Mathabatha has sent condolences to the family of his the late special advisor, Ambassador Kgoshi Piet Mohlamonyane Mathebe following the death of Mathebe on Tuesday, 24 August 2020.

Mathebe became Premier Mathabatha’s special advisor on traditional affairs and economic development in 2014.

Mathebe joined the liberation struggle in the late 1970s and spent the better part of his life fighting for the freedom of the people and was part of the June 16 detachment.

The late Mathebe is also the founding chairperson of the Federation of Moutse Youth Congress which was launched in the 1980s.

In their press stamen on Tuesday, Limpopo provincial government, said whilst operating underground and following hot pursuit by apartheid security police, Kgoshi Mathebe was advised to leave the country and go into exile by the African National Congress (ANC). That was at the time he did his final year of studies at the University of the North in Limpopo in 1987.

Mathebe underwent military training with fellow MK guerillas in Angola where he became the first camp commander of Peter Nchabeleng unit during its establishment. He returned back in the country in 1987.

Following the 1994 democratic breakthrough and the first nationwide democratic elections, Kgoshi Mathebe was deployed to serve the people of South Africa in parliament.

In 2011, the president of the South Africa appointed Mathebe as an Ambassador the country to Zambia. In 2014, Premier Mathabatha appointed Ambassador Mathebe as his special advisor, serving as until his untimely death.

Arrangements of his funeral will be announced as soon as his family finalises all protocol. Meanwhile, Bantwane tribe in Dennilton, Moutse area outside Groblersdal also sent their condolences to the family of Mathebe who passed on at the Midmed Hospital in Middleburg, Mpumalanga.  

Thapelo Motseo

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