LEPHALALE — Doves in Lephalale has quietly undergone a transformation recently and the community, invited guests and role players were invited to attend the launch of the new Doves on Saturday 27 May.
Well known member of the community, Coenraad Strydom, and Michael Funani are the two directors at the helm.
DJ Catch Vibe acted as the programme leader. Innocent Ndlela, on behalf of Doves Franchising, invited the community to pay a visit to Doves Lephalale. “Have a cup of coffee while we chat about your policy. We will always support you. To all the stakeholders, thank you for your support at this branch.”
Funani said his part is to deal with financial matters. He explained that improvements to look forward to are stretch tents, decorating and catering, grocery vouchers and new vehicles. He said that they have funeral packages that include groceries and invited the community to go to their office to discuss the various policies.
Coenraad said it is a great privilege for him to start a new chapter in DOVES Group of Life, which started in 1863. “We as branches of the group are the hands and the feet and we are here to serve you, to make a difference in your lives in a time that you need us most. Let us support you when you grieve, let us comfort you when you are without hope, let us tell you that there is dignity in death and burial. I made it my personal pledge to make sure that every funeral will be conducted to a set standard. If you walk into the office you will see me at the front desk. I want to personally meet you. I want to share in your tears and your joy. I want to see that you are treated fairly. Please come and talk to us if you have a problem so that we can improve our service. We don’t want to be just another branch or undertaker. We want to be the best. We want to give quality and professional service. You will get it all at Lephalale branch,” Strydom said.
He furthermore said that it is very sad to see a grieving family not prepared for dealing with death. “Make sure your life cover is in order so that you will be able to afford a decent burial. We will make all the plans we can to provide you with the best service we can. Come and discuss which of our products best suit your finances. We can recommend a product to suit your best. It is worth it”.
He explained that to build a brand, one always must look for new investors. “To take our hand and move forward. We can grow your money for you, while it is invested in a safe and secure brand,” he said to the community.
Strydom also promised free counselling by a professional at the branch to assist clients in dealing with the “greatest disaster that can hit you”.
“Feel free to come and see us. We will make time for you because you are important to us,” he concluded.
Fundiswa Moatshe, an aunt of Flora Moatshe from the Boschdesche Village in Ga-Seleka who went missing on 30 April 2017, pledged to the people to help them with any possible information on Flora and her whereabouts.
Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena from Lephalale SAPS brought a message on current crime trends and he said they have a good relationship with Doves. He requested community members to join the CPF and other organisations against crime.
DJ Brainzito from the Fire Department also delivered a message.