BANGALONG — Community members across Lephalale and neighbouring municipalities united in Bangalong Village on Saturday 13 July to give support and words of condolences to the family of Debra Mogwasa.
Tlhokofatso Debra Mogwasa was a radio presenter at Lephalale FM and she also did part time Master of Ceremony (MC) work at local events.
She was known for her softness and bubbly and cheerful character.
According to her family she was admitted in hospital on Monday 1 July and passed away on Friday 5 July after a short illness.
Speakers described Lady D, as she was affectionately known in Lephalale, as someone who was more matured than her actual 29 years.
They described the high attendance of mourners as a sign that she lived well with people and set a good exemplary standard for her peers at Bangalong*.
She was a Public Relations graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology who would later be part of many youth developmental programmes such as Tsogang Lephalale Youth Organisation.
Lephalale FM Chairperson Sello Kgageng said the station at large is saddened by the passing of the soft spoken Lady D.
“She was the comforter of the night on a romantic show called Let’s talk 9-12. May her soul RIP,” Kgageng concluded.
* Bangalong is more than 50 km from Lephalale and previously residents of the area struggled with networks before a network tower was installed and officially opened in 2017. Lady D was described as one of the youth who became the community mouth piece to push forward for progress in the network connection around the area.