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09 February 2024 Media Release: Vuyani Kopi, a GRDM employee sadly passed away on 3 February 2024

 Media Release: Vuyani Kopi, a GRDM employee sadly passed away on 3 February 2024

For immediate release
09 February 2024

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), in particular the Roads Services Department, is left devastated of the passing of a dear colleague and friend, Vuyani Kopi (42). His departure leaves a profound void in the organisation that he loyally served for more than 6 years.

Vuyani passed away on 3 February 2024 at Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown.

He became part of the GRDM family when he was appointed as a Handyman/Artisan on 1 October 2017. Vuyani formed part of the GRDM’s Road Services – Oudtshoorn – Concrete Section.

During his tenure as an employee of GRDM, Vuyani shared good times with his colleagues and friends and leave them with many good memories.

While mourning the departure of his co-worker and best friend, Elliot Qhoholo said: “Vuyani was more than just a colleague; he was a pillar of strength and a true friend. His presence lifted us, but now his absence will be felt. As GRDM colleagues, we extend our deepest condolences to Vuyani’s family during this difficult time.

Kopi was originally from Grahamstown in the Joza area and he leaves behind his wife Fikiswa Kamteni, two (2) children, four (4) sisters and a brother.

In celebration of Vuyani’s life, the GRDM will be hosting a special memorial service at 14h00 on 12 February 2024 in the municipality’s Council Chambers in George. He will be laid to rest at 09h00 on Saturday, 17 February 2024 in Grahamstown.

In these dark and difficult times, let us keep Vuyani’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers, finding solace in the legacy he leaves behind and the memories we shared as colleagues and friend.

Rest in peace our Vuyani Kopi – you will be sorely missed.

Caption: Picture of Vuyani Kopi