Sadly we have over the years heard of members of the Churches, Channels of Hope family who passed away. We would like to honour their lives and their commitment to being channels of hope on this page. We would appreciate it if you share information about these or any other individuals with us.
Rev S. Konsapi – January 2014
Rev Konsapi died in January 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. Rev Konsapi, formerly from URCSA Mbekweni, played a pivotal role in the Regional Synod Cape in various commissions. We were privileged that Rev Konsapi was one of the early supporters, facilitators, board members and coworkers of CABSA and a man with a particular passion and commitment for the church’s response to HIV. We remember him as a remarkable man, and particularly for the compassionate, calm and tranquil way in which he approach often difficult issues. Rev Konsapi was trained as a facilitator in 2004.
Rev Timothy Maymbo – October 2013
Rev Timothy was trained as Churches, Channels of Hope Facilitator in February 2010 and was working at the Rusitu Bible College at the time. At his training he wrote “I am going to be a Bible college lecturer with a difference. ” Our sympathies go to his wife, Violet, and loved ones.
Matsheliso Angeline Ntahane – August 2012
Ian Rushton shares the following: Me Matsheliso Angeline Ntahane was laid to rest on 4 August 2012 in Manyatseng, Ladybrand, Eastern Free State. Lovingly known as either ‘Tshidi’ or ‘Angelina’ to so many, she was a CABSA Channels of Hope facilitator and shelter of support and protection for many people in all kinds of need, often putting her own needs and difficulties into the background. She leaves her sons Molefi and Mpho, as well as Paballo whom she took under her wing. Tshidi herself was full of life and enduring courage and was a life giver to many. Her portrait says it all. She will be sorely missed. Tshidi was trained as CCOH Facilitator in 2009.
Rev Samy Gumbe – August 2011
On behalf of the Board Members, Staff and all over the members of Rede Cristã contra HIV e SIDA (Mozambique Christian Net Work Against HIV and AIDS, with constrain in our hearts we want to inform the passing away of REV. Samy Gumbe on 3th August 2011, in Maputo. Rev Samy Gumbe was one of the RCHS founder and he became the first general secretary. Samy was trained as Churches Channels of Hope Facilitator in 2004.
Sizi Mbhele – November 2010
We received the following from Rev. Tsepo Matubatuba, Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg HIV and AIDS Coordinator, on 16 November 2010: Sizi was formerly of the St Andrew’s Anglican Parish Kensington, before moving to her smallholding in Dennysville Free State. Sizi was one of the long serving menbers of the Diocesan HIV and AIDS Ministry from when I took over till she moved in around 2008. I was informed in short succession this morning of her brutal killing by Mrs Martha Molete of St Andrew’s and Rev. Zanele Mtshali. Sizi was a single parent running her own Management and Leadership and Training Consultancy to support her two children, a son and daughter. All of them were actively involved in Ministry in their former Parish and in our Diocese. May the good Lord make her soul rest in peace and provide comfort and healing for her family from this sad loss.
Richard Malaudzi – August 2010
Richard Malaudzi, who originates from Limpopo, was trained as Channel of Hope facilitator in November 2005. Richard was trained through ACSA.
Leopoldina Verissimo – June 2010
Leopoldina, who comes from Angola, was trained as Channel of Hope facilitator in May 2010.
Nompumelelo Mbele – December 2009.
Nompumelelo was a trained Social Auxiliary worker and was trained as CABSA Churches, Channels of Hope Facilitator in July 2009. According to her colleagues she was very committed to her work and enjoyed assisting the community of Nazareth (Ladysmith) where she lived. She had one child and she lived in challenging financial circumstances. In spite of this she is remembered as someone who was passionate about her work, always striving hard to get what she wants, always trying her best to assist the community and striving to get the best for her child and family.
Sibongiseni Masondo – 2009
Sibongiseni Masondo, who comes from KwaZulu-Natal, was trained as a Channel of Hope facilitator in August 2006 and again in Oct 2008 Sibongiseni represented URCSA at the training .
Thabo Makepe – October 2009
Thabo Makepe, who comes from Lesotho, trained as a Channel of Hope facilitator in June 2009.
Prof Attie van Wijk – July 2007
We remember Prof Attie van Wijk for his personal involvement and mentoring role in the organisation as Board Member. The day after his death Logy Murray wrote: “Prof Attie was vir my so ‘n spesiale persoon – as individu, as leier by die Kollege, en veral as ‘n besonder vennoot en mentor by CABSA. Dit voel regtig vir my of CABS se “pa” oorlede is! Ek sal hom altyd onthou vir iemand wat met begrip en deeglikheid kon luister – ook agter woorde kon “hoor” – iemand wat ons visie by CABSA volledig gedeel het, en met toewyding tyd gegee het om drome te laat waarword.”
Magdalene Adams – 2007
Magdalene Adams, from Limpopo, a member of Moravia Church, was trained as a Channel of Hope facilitator in Oct 2003.
Catherine Dipholo – September 2007
We received the following message from Sothemba (Catherine was trained in 2002): Ons treur oor Catherine Dipholo wat vanoggend vroeg oorlede is. Sy was een van die eerste fasiliteerders wat by CABSA opgelei is. Sy was vir omtrent 10 jaar werksaam as koordineerder van beraders hier by Sothemba. Haar gesondheid was nie so goed die afgelope tyd nie en sy is met ‘n longkwaal gediagnoseer. (iets soos emfiseem) Sy het nog tot Vrydag gewerk, maar is Sondagnag in Karel Bremer hospitaal opgeneem waar sy vanoggend 5vm oorlede is.
Mirna de Villiers – June 2006
We mourn the death of Mirna de Villiers in June 2006 after a long illness. Mirna was trained as CCOH facilitator in November 2004. She was the wife of Fanie de Villiers, whom trained many CABSA facilitators in the early years and met when he acted as training assistant at facilitator training.