Losing Brooks cuts too deep

Brooks
Brooks

GANTSI: A majority of us have experienced death. Some have lost wives, husbands, children, brothers, sisters and friends. The pain of losing someone very close is always new and terrible. It hits someone at the deepest end of his or her heart. We will never get used to death. Period.

The pain hit me so hard when I first heard that Brooks Monnanoka is dead.  I got to learn about his passing via SMS.  The person who told me said that she did not know how to tell me, as she knew of my relationship with ‘Brooky’, what some of us who worked with him would call him.

I first met Brooks in 1991 when he joined Radio Botswana as an announcer. I had already been with the station a year at the time. The announcers’ office was upstairs at the old building, which we now call the CKGR and it was a huge hall with many tables and chairs, which we were allocated.

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