Sad farewell to the legendary ndorondoro

It is not only death that stirs up pain and creates a void in someone’s heart. Any emotional attachment evokes the same feelings when the time to part ways arrives. Staff Writer, ONALENNA MODIKWA KELEBEILE notes such emotions astir in the copper and nickel mining town of Selebi Phikwe

The era of the ndorondoro has come to an end. The articulated buses – notable for their horse and uplifted trailer – were a daily sight on local roads here for decades and had become part of the town’s daily lifestyle.

For many years, these buses were the sole mode of transport for BCL Mine employees and were a near constant sight in the dusty terrains of Botshabelo, Western Area, Phase I as well as along Sefhophe road on their way to Selebi shaft.

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