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Monde Tabata 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 Monde Tabata.

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.

Rest In Peace Mawawa 🙏🏾

RIP Monde Tabata (1960-2020)

Tribute has been paid to Mr Monde Temba Tabata, a member of the SA Rugby Executive Council (Exco), who has died after several months fighting the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Mr Tabata (60), was a much-loved and well-known businessman in his native Eastern Cape and in Johannesburg. He was co-opted onto the SA Rugby Exco in 2010 as an independent member and chaired several committees up until his death. He also served as an administrator to Border and Eastern Province at times of financial distress for those unions.

“Although Monde had been sick for some time, his passing comes as a tremendous blow,” said Mr Mark Alexander, president of the South African Rugby Union.

“It is almost impossible to imagine that he will no longer sit at our council tables offering wise and passionate input on all manner of subjects, bringing his valuable business and life experience to bear.

“He held strong views and was not afraid to share them but it was never personal with Monde and he will be most fondly remembered for his jovial nature, the comradely way in which he went about our business and his passion for rugby, particularly in the Eastern Cape.”

Monde Tabata was born in Cradock in 1960 and educated at Rhodes University. He was a founding member of the Black Student Movement and was president of its rugby union.

He worked for Eskom and held CEOs roles with the National Economics Initiative and National Small Business Council and was deputy CEO of Megapro Marketing in a wide-ranging business career that also included serving as chairman of the East Rand Youth and Children’s Trusts. He was also a financial supporter of the Cradock Lions RFC.

“It is easy to say that someone will be sorely missed at times like these but in the case of Monde it is not an empty phrase,” said Mr Alexander.

“We are a lot poorer as a rugby organisation today following his passing. He was a rugby man who was passionate about an inclusive and successful future for rugby in our country, and one who took a hard-headed business approach to any issue.

“His will be a very hard act to follow. His counsel will be sorely missed.”

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

On Thursday, 17 September 2015 I received the sad news of the death of my dear mother in Cradock who was 96 years old at the time. Although she was relatively old, her death left me with a deep spiritual wound. As they say, “time heals if you give it time to do that.” One of the healing messages came from Monde (who called me Bhut’ Bons).

When I received the sad news of the death of Monde Tabata today, (again 17 September) I was speechless. What a blow to me as a person !! We are very close family friends with the Tabatas but he enjoyed a special place in my life. An original person under all circumstances and situations and a gallant worker for progress. Fearless advocate of truth, justice and fairness.

I have been harboring hopes that this son of the Mpingas was going to defeat death, knowing his physical and spiritual strengths. It was not to be. Let his great-great grandparents receive him warmly because he played his part and was well ahead of his time. His voice, thoughts, laughter and great personality will remain with us. Rest In Peace Mpinga

South African rugby is poorer without you Monde Tabata. You were everything to many of us black who are involved in rugby. You gave many opportunities and you empowered players, administrators and coaches with your wisdom.

Your were an honest man that strategically fought and won battles with your unique persuasive manner. Most of all you were a father to the black rugby nation.

Rest Mawawa your have served South Africa with dignity.

Prayers and condolences go out to Monde Tabata family. He was such a great person who could put a smile on anyone’s face but also give you proper advice, he was my confidant. A true rugby man and great asset to E. Cape & SA rugby. Yoh we are losing our legends. RIP Mawawa

Very upsetting to hear about Monde Tabata’s passing today. Damn! So many people falling now😢 Was at university with Monde at Rhodes in the 80s and we were execs together at Primedia in the 2000s. So sad..Deep condolences to his family. #RIPMondeTabata

RIP Bhut’ Monde Tabata. A highly accomplished man who cared deeply about the Eastern Cape. We had many chats about what we can and should be doing to become active citizens. A mission we now sadly have to complete without you. RIP

The passing of Monde Tabata, Saru Exco member, comes as a shock to the greater SA rugby family. Born in Cradock and with his roots firmly set in the soils of the Eastern Cape, he dedicated much of his 60 years to the game we all love. @MyPlayersRugby salutes you. 📸 @Springboks

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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