Car crash couple laid to rest

Portia Mlilo
SIDE BY SIDE: The couple were laid to rest

Road accident victims, Zvitendo Malebogo Svikwa and his wife Tshepiso Bridget Tlhomamisang-Svikwa were laid to rest side by side in an emotional send off yesterday.

Friends and well-wishers joined the aggrieved family at the Taung cemetery in Ramotswa as speaker after speaker described the deceased as a hard working and God fearing couple.

The couple who worked for First National Bank Botswana, lost their lives in a devastating car crash last Tuesday after a vehicle they were travelling in collided with another at Kgale Mews traffic lights in Gaborone.

As eulogies poured in, Malebogo’s uncle- James Modisawadipodi’s voice cut through the sombre air as he described the deceased as an adorable pair whose love for each other was envied by many.

He said they were always together with their 8-year-old daughter even when attending community activities like weddings and that their death has left family heartbroken and in shock.

“What hurt the most is that these two got married last year May and we were looking forward to see them growing old together. They were still young- only 34 years, and their future was bright looking at the progress they had made at work. They were very committed to church and we believe what happened is God’s will. We just have to understand and accept the things we cannot change, ” said Modisawadipodi.

On behalf of the FNBB Management, Thuso Setsetse said the two were hard workers and that their untimely demise was a great loss to the bank.

He added that Malebogo was a valued team leader responsible for a team of 30 people. “He was a true leader. He was an inspiration to his team. He always delivered on his promises. Malebogo was promoted almost every year because of his hard work. He was a jolly person who interacted with everyone at work. We thank the two for their immense contributions to the bank. Their legacy shall live on,” said Setsetse.

The couple are survived by their daughter, siblings and parents. May their souls Rest In Peace!

GONE TOO SOON: Malebogo and Tshepiso
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