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News in brief - Date: 29 October 2020
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 2737
Much-loved and respected Vhembe photographer Mutendi Collins Murulane was buried at the Madodonga graveyard on Sunday. He died in a car accident at Botlokwa a fortnight ago.
Murulane played a vital role in the development of young photographers in local communities. Apart from his involvement in photography, Murulane also participated in different community structures and he strived for the development of his community.
Mr James Mafela, who represented the family, said the cruelty of death had robbed the family of one of their most reliable members. “He was always there whenever he was needed. The family will no longer be the same without him. He might have gone, but his good work will remain,” he said.
Vhamusanda Vho-Shumani Sinthumule described the death of Murulane as a big blow to development. “He dedicated his life to serving the community without expecting anything in return. He would respond to any call at short notice, and we will miss him,” said Sinthumule.
During the funeral, Mr Kaizer Marindi described Murulane as a great man whose sweat and hard work had brought many changes to the community he served. He said Murulane was a mentor to up-and-coming photographers, an icon of hope, a role model, and a true leader who displayed distinguished leadership skills in his society. He described the death of Murulane as a terrible blow to the community.
The well-known photographer, Mutendi Murulane.
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.