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Funeral Details of late Dr KPD Maphalla Announced

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The Dr. KPD Maphalla Family Trust has announced the details pertaining to the memorial and funeral services of the late Dr Kgotso Pieter David Maphalla on behalf of the Maphalla Clan. He passed away in Bethlehem, aged 66, after prolonged illness on the 5th of April 2021.

Dr KPD Maphalla will be remembered as community builder, philanthropist, a truly gifted and inspirational man. He was a living testimony that the pen is powerful than the sword said the Premier of the Free State Mme Sefora Ntombela.

According to the Free State MEC of Education Dr Tate Makgoe, the late Dr Maphalla’s contribution to the education sector and conserving the culture and language of the Basotho people is unmatched . Some of his literature books such as Kabelwamanong and Tahleho are part of the school curriculum and have contributed in the preservation of the sesotho language said the MEC.

The Free State Premier and Free State MEC of Education has extended their deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family and the Free State Community as they mourn the loss of Dr KPD Maphalla.

The late Dr. Maphalla has published more than 70 Sesotho literature projects. Most of his books were prescribed to be used for schools and tertiary level institutions. For more than 40 years as a writer, Dr. Maphalla had a passion for writing poetry and short stories. As a creative artist, Dr. Maphalla has played a big role in the formation of Qwaqwa community radio station called QwaQwa radio

The details are as follows:

Monday, 12 April 2021
Activity: Memorial Service Time: 12h00 – 14h00
Venue: Phuthaditjhaba Multipurpose Centre (Hall), Qwaqwa, Free State

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Activity: Departure of mortal remains from Qwaqwa to Bethlehem
Time: 14h15

Departure point: 359 Makong Village, Qwaqwa, Free State

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 Activity: Viewing of mortal remains Time: 07h00 – 08h00

Venue: 1254 Ntsoana Street, Bohlokong, Bethlehem (Childhood home of Dr. KPD Maphalla)

Activity: Departure from home to venue where funeral service will be held

Time: 08h00 – 09h00

Activity: Funeral Service

Time: 09h00 – 11h00

Venue: Bohlokong New Hall, Bohlokong, Bethlehem

Activity: Departure to final resting place, at the Morelig Cemetery, Bethlehem

Time: 11h00

The Dr. KPD Maphalla Family Trust, on behalf of the Maphalla Family Clan, wishes to thank the general public for messages of condolence. The family calls upon all friends, extended family, and general public that will be joining the family during this mourning period, to observe and adhere to all COVID-19 Protocols and National Lockdown Regulations at all aforementioned activities.


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