GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - A senior worker of the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), who worked at the Roads Services Department in Oudtshoorn, succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday 28 August.
Nono Willie Nkasayi (54) is the third employee of the GRDM to have lost his life due to Covid-19.
According to a statement issued by GRDM, Nkasayi had been working in the Oudtshoorn region since 3 June 2005.
Gert Verwey, Deputy Manager of the Oudtshoorn region, described him as a man who always treated everyone with respect, and who had the ability to look at the “bigger picture” of things in life. He further described the late Nkasayi as an exceptional person.
Nkasayi was a pastor in his church and was dedicated to serving his community.
Mr Kleinbooi Stoffels, Roads Services Superintendent and the immediate supervisor of Nkasayi, said that he will be deeply missed by colleagues. “Willie was a go-getter in his team, always ready to make plans on how to complete a task productively. His passing really shocked me, and made me realise how short life is and that we should appreciate each other while we still can."
Nkasayi was also a union representative of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) and according to colleagues, he believed that any matter could be resolved with respect and in an orderly manner.
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