TRIBUTE TO DANIEL MOLAPO

N Kubheka

Daniel Mogapi Molapo, son to Mr and Mrs Robert and Cecilia Molapo, was born on 15 November 1985 in Ga-Rankuwa in the City of Tshwane and grew up in Hebron village.

At an early age, Daniel was always passionate about soccer, but as he went through his post-school education at the Rosebank College, he was recruited into the ANC. He worked as an intern in the Brits Parliamentary Constituency Office in the year 2004. In 2006, he joined the ANC Parliamentary Caucus first as an administrative assistant. AS the Caucus recognized his talent in IT related work, he was promoted to IT Officer and later IT Network Technician until 11th August, when we received the devastating news of his untimely passing on. He was buried on Friday, 13th August 2021.

When we entered the Covid-19 lockdown period, Comrade Dan, as he was affectionately known, worked day and night assisting ANC Members of Parliament and support staff to adapt to work on virtual platforms. He executed his work with diligence, professionalism and utmost respect. He even advised Parliament’s IT section on some occasions voluntarily and in an unassuming manner.

We have lost a young talent to our nation who was still furthering his tertiary studies.

To his family, we wish them strength and comfort during this time of mourning.

Rest in Peace comrade Dan.