Free State Govt sends condolences to Sikisi family

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bloemfontein - The Free State Provincial Government has expressed condolences to the family of Teboho Sikisi who passed away on Saturday.

Sikisi was the provincial government spokesperson.

The 38-year-old was traveling on Bultfontein Road 40km outside of Bloemfontein, when he lost control of his X5 BMW. He died on the scene. The first passenger Johnson Mdali also died, while the second passenger Christine Mdhlane, 25, was admitted to Pelonomi Hospital.

"The untimely death of our government spokesperson Teboho Sikisi has filled our hearts with sorrow and a tremendous sense of loss," said Lerato Jabane, a representative of the provincial government.

Fondly known as "Shoes" by his friends and colleagues, Sikisi joined government in 1994.

He served it with distinction and diligence as government spokesperson under the Premiership of Beatrice Marshoff and the current Premier Ace Magashule. He also served as the Chairperson of the Free State Youth Commission.

Describing him as a good writer and public speaker with a good memory and someone who enhanced professionalism in government, Jabane said Sikisi had good relationship with the Executive Council members, senior government personnel the media and public at large.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised yet.

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