It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Deputy Chairperson, Ms Busisiwe Bohale from Emalahleni in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, who succumbed to illness on 3 February 2022. Busi, as she was prominently known, was a fearless and energetic activist who dedicated her life to fighting against the environmental injustices faced by her community.
In addition to being Deputy Chairperson for the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa, Busi was also a member of the South African Green Revolutionary Council (SAGRC). In 2020, Busi participated in the Centre for Environmental Rights’ annual Rights and Remedies School.
The environmental justice movement has undoubtedly lost a remarkable activist, comrade and friend. All those who met and worked with Busi can attest to her warm energy, she was forever smiling and definitely had a great sense of humor.
We extend our condolences to Busi’s family and friends. Busi left a mark in all of our hearts. We will continue to support the great work that she has done in her community.
Lala kahle Mbokodo!
Memorial service: Thursday 10 January 2022
Venue: St. Joseph Church, stand 3330 Cnr. Ngobeni and Mahlalela Street, Ackerville, Emalahleni
Most Organizations will be given an opportunity at the memorial service.
Funeral Service: Saturday 12 December 2022
Venue: Stand 3329 Cnr. Ngobeni and Mahlale Street
Service starts at 8h00 am at home
Leave home from 11h00am to Pretoria Road Memorial Park in Emalahleni
The Saturday the program will only accommodate four organisations.
MEJCON-SA spokesperson, Thabo Raliwedzha, on +27(0)73 443 2803.
MEJCON-SA is also asking comrades to donate to the family for some of the funeral expenses if they are able. Banking details below:
Mrs. Jane Simelane (Busi’s mother)
Acc : 10144080670
Bank : Standard Bank
– Ms S C Bohale (Busi’s sister)
– Acc: 1560604970
– Code 470010