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In a year that has already been defined by great loss, sorrow and grief, we could have never imagined that we would yet shed our most heaviest of tears.
The loss of our colleague, friend, sister and advocate, Mampe Ntsedi, has left us most devastated and weary.
On behalf of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (the Fund) Board of Trustees, Management and Staff, we would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the Ntsedi family at this tragic time.
Mampe has been a member of our NMCF family for the past twenty years and has made a huge contribution in the well-being of children and youth including advocating for the advancement of their rights.
As Manager for the Fund’s strategic Child Safety and Protection (CSP) Programme, Mampe was involved in community development work for the past two decades. This kind of dedication and display of commitment is rare and is exemplary of the commitment our founder, Mr Nelson Mandela, had envisioned for our organisation and society as a whole.
As you are aware, our organisation’s vision is to Change the Way Society Treats its Children and Youth. In Mampe, we not only found a colleague but also a champion who dedicated her life to its realisation.
Even during the current pandemic caused by the advent of Covid-19, Mampe was concerned about promoting the safety of those children and families whose vulnerabilities were further exposed by the virus. Through the CSP Programme, Mampe, worked closely with her team and various partners on the ground, to ensure that those communities in need were not neglected.
Mampe was a fierce advocate for children’s rights and a strong leader who never lost sight of our mission as an organisation. Her life’s work and the change that she has brought about through her work lives on in the lives of the innumerable communities she has influenced across various provinces in the country.
We relay the collective message of sorrow and comfort from partners, donors, community-based organisations, children, including survivors of exploitation, and many others who bear testament to a life of commendable community service.
Mampe’s absence is already felt in our lives but we hold on to our dearest of memories from the privileged time we spent with her.
May your family find peace and comfort knowing she has left a legacy that has affected many lives and contributed to building a better tomorrow for our children and youth.
May her soul rest in peace.
NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN’S FUND
NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TRUST
South Africa Main Office
P.O. Box 797 Highlands North 2037
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (+27) 11 274-5600
Fax (+27) 11 486-3914