Premier Mathabatha’s special advisor, Kgoshi Mathebe dies

MOUTSE – Ambassador Kgoshi Piet Mohlamme Mathebe III, who died on Tuesday, 24 August, and was Limpopo Premier, Chupu Mathabatha’s, special advisor was laid rest on Sunday 30 August 2020 in Ntwane Village, Dennilton outside Groblersdal.

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

The Ba-Ntwane Kgoshi was born on 16 January 1961 to the late Kgoshi Ramatshedi David Mathebe and his late candle wife Queen Mogwape Mathebe at Ntwane Village in Sekhukhune district, Limpopo.

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.

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.

The only son of amongst three daughters, the late MmagoMothalo, Mmatampa and Mmakgatle, was buried under President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declarations of his funeral as a Special Provincial Official funeral category 2. Kgoshi Mathebe was therefore buried with all elements of police honours.  

Thapelo Motseo

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