RATLOU: – The community of Makgobistad village in Ward 2 of Ratlou Local Municipality is still realigning from shock following the passing of a well-known Journalist Poloko Tau. Tau, a Makgobistad born and a feature writer for the National newspaper “City Press” passed away in his Unit 8 Mmabatho residence yesterday, Friday 21 January 2022. The cause of his death is still unknown and no foul play is suspected at this stage.
Poloko Tau was not just a seasoned journalist and feature article writer of note but was also a community activist, a leader on his own rights and a community member who like any other community member played a crucial role by bringing change to the lives of other people. Said ‘’Ratlou Local Municipality`s Mayor, Cllr. Matlhomola Jafta.”
“Poloko was one of us; he was not just a journalist but a brother, an uncle, a son and above all a citizen of Ratlou. Like his family, we are as much still devastated by his untimely passing.” Concede the Mayor”.
On behalf of the Council of Ratlou Municipality, the mayor Councillor Matlhomola Jafta would like to convey his unreserved condolences to the Tau` family, his colleagues, the media fraternity, the community of Ratlou and the people of South Africa in general. Tau`s contribution to the society will be well treasured as he will be dearly missed by all of us who knew and lived with him. “Said Cllr. Matlhomola Jafta.”
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