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February 7, 2022

In Memory of Busisiwe Bohale

Photo by Daylin Paul
Photo by Daylin Paul

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!

Farewell Arrangements

Memorial service: Thursday 10 January 2022

Venue: St. Joseph Church, stand 3330 Cnr. Ngobeni and Mahlalela Street, Ackerville, Emalahleni

Time: 16h00

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.


Contact details

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

Branch: 052750


– Ms  S C Bohale  (Busi’s sister)

– Acc: 1560604970

– Capitec

– Code 470010