Rasesa crash victims laid to rest

Pastor Omphemetse Kegapilwe (right) and her daughter Thandiwe Kegapilwe
Pastor Omphemetse Kegapilwe (right) and her daughter Thandiwe Kegapilwe

Dozens braved the cold morning on Saturday to pay their last respects to Pastor Omphemetse Kegapilwe and her daughter Thandiwe Kegapilwe.

The two, who were described as national assets, met their demise last Monday when their Mercedes Benz sedan collided with a truck by Rasesa. Thandiwe’s little sister, Bongi Kegapilwe, is currently hospitalised following the accident. The bodies of the two arrived in church on Thursday evening just after a memorial service held in their honour by The Living Fountain Christian Ministries. They would later spend a night at a house Omphemetse had finished building with her husband but had not moved into yet. Another memorial service had been held a day earlier by Botswana Teachers Union at Gaborone Secondary School where Omphemetse was a revered English teacher. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, dozens flocked to the home for the viewing of the deceased.

The funeral service would then be held at The Living Fountain Christian Ministries premises in Block 10, Gaborone. With her passion for grooming, which stemmed from being an elder sister, drew her towards a career in teaching. Hence she enrolled with the University of Botswana in 2001, attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and a Postgraduate Diploma in 2002. After completing her studies, she practised as a teacher transforming the lives of many children across different schools from Ranokanyane JSS, Matshekge SSS, and Good Hope SSS.

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