NERPO Commits to build on Moagi's legacy
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Emergent Red Meat Producers' Organization (NERPO) of NERPO Dr. Langelihle Simela has challenged the organization's leadership to build on the late Moagi's illustrious legacy left by the late Victor Moarabi Moagi (Mr.). She told over 2000 people that traveled from the length and breadth of South Africa to pay the last respects during the late Moagi's funeral service which was held at Barolong Methodist Church on Saturday morning that Moagi was "was an exemplary and selfless who devoted half of his life serving the interests of small-holder farmers without compensation."
The late was NERPO's longest-serving member and former National Chairperson. He succumbed to death on Tuesday night after a long illness.
In pouring tributes delivered at his funeral, Moagi was described by many speakers as "a loving people's person, a selfless servant who has devoted his life to community development"
Delivering a moving memoir at the funeral, Mme Boitumelo Plaatjie who worked with the late during the first transition of the democratic society remembered him as "a disciplinarian who stood his ground and who made a meaningful contribution in laying the foundation for South Africa's post-1994 dispensation". She said Moagi's rare caliber could be summarized in five (5) Ds, a man of Democracy, Discipline, Development, Dignity and (service) Delivery
Among his notable accolades, Moagi worked in government (Department of Public Works) for over twenty two (22) years and served in various leadership capacities which include, National & Provincial Chairperson of NERPO, Founding Deputy Provincial Chairperson of NAFU-SA, Chairperson of the national Red Meat Industry Forum, Provincial Chairperson of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) and a Ward Councilor.
"Moagi was a leader of note who embodied the ideals of the African Farmers not only in the North West but the whole of South Africa. He was a dedicated and loyal son of the soil for whom we thank his wife and family entirely for lending us a man of his stature", said a proud Provincial Chairperson of the African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) Mr. Gideon 'G-Man' Morule.
He is survived by his wife and three children. As they paid tribute to their late father, his kids told the overflowing hall that, "Our life will never be same without Mister (as they affectionally called him) but God will see us through"
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Tina Joemat-Petterson also joined millions of South Africans in extending messages of condolences to the bereaved family. The Minister is currently out of the country attending to the business of government.
Dr. Langelihle Simela
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +27 (0) 12 348 8566
Cell: +27 (0) 83 677 8631