Councillor Botlenyana Mokhele Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Botlenyana Mokhele Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Botlenyana Mokhele.
JOHANNESBURG – Former Independent Communications Authority of South Africa councillor, Botlenyana Mokhele, has passed away.
In a statement, the telecommunications regulator says: The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa wishes to inform all stakeholders of the passing of former councillor Botlenyana Mokhele yesterday.
Mokhele joined ICASA as a councillor on 4 April 2016 and left the office on 10 June 2020, upon the end of her four-year term.
The regulator notes she was not new to ICASA when she joined in 2016, as she had served at the former Independent Broadcasting Authority (ICASA’s predecessor), ICASA’s policy department and the Department of Communications, to name a few.
“The authority is, indeed, grateful to have had Ms Mokhele as a member of the council, as she participated actively and fully in the authority’s performance and decision-making processes,” the regulator says.
It adds that she chaired and co-chaired a number of critical regulatory projects across all the core regulatory functions, particularly policy, research and analysis, licensing, and engineering and technology.
“It is a loss not only to the family, but to ICASA and the entire ICT sector,” says ICASA chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng.
“Ms Mokhele will be deeply missed for her valuable contribution to the sector, having represented ICASA at international platforms such as the International Institute of Communications. Her wisdom, strong analytical and advanced problem-solving skills were commendable. Her humble personality, willingness to learn and adaptability were the traits that guided her in all her choices,” Modimoeng concludes.
RIP dearest Councillor Botlenyana Mokhele😢💔 we are heartbroken. Condolences & strength to family & friends. With gratitude & respect for the role you’ve played in broadcasting & ICT policy & regulation. HambaKahle
May you rest in peace Botlenyana Mokhele💔. Having served with you in 3 entities, your consistency and integrity always made you the tallest of the trees. Since 1995 I’ve had the privilege of your guidance, encouragement, protectiveness, and of your insistence that I should call you “my big sister.” There will never be another like you.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.