RIP ~ Alfred Tsipa

Dear SAASTEC Colleagues

I am devastated to have to tell you that Alfred Tsipa of Unizulu SC passed away at 11 am on Saturday 22nd July. He had a serious heart attack on 5 April and had been in hospital since then. I have lost my friend of 30 years and colleague of 20 years. His wife, Sally has lost her husband; and his children: Ofentse, Lemogang and Omelemo their father. SAASTEC has lost one of its founder members, a former president for two terms and IPC member. Unizulu SC has lost one of our own.

A memorial service will be held at the University of Zululand campus in KwaDlangezwa at 13:00 on Wed 26th July, especially for colleagues and work-related associates.

A funeral service will be held at the Bhekuzulu Hall at the University of Zululand campus in KwaDlangezwa at 9:00 on Sat 29th July.

There will be opportunity to pay tribute to Alfred at the Wed service. If you are unable to attend, we would nevertheless love to share your tribute or memory of Alfred with his family, friends and colleagues at the Wed service. If you would like to share this, please email a brief tribute message (or memory) to Derek Fish at BY TUESDAY 25 JULY (AFTERNOON 17:00).  If its later than that it will not be able to be shared. This will mean a lot to all of us, especially his family. On Wednesday we plan to celebrate his life, even as we mourn his death, so happy, positive memories are most welcome!

Please remember Sally and family in your thoughts and prayers


Derek Fish
Director : UNIZULU

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