Clinic marshal passed away

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Lentswe, Alabama - A well-known marshal who used to help patients as well as the staff at Alabama Clinic for more than two decades, has passed away.

He was not working there permanently, but his ‘heart of gold’, led him there to volunteer to be a queue marshal.

Madala, Benjamin Pieterson (72) of 50 Buitekant Street in Alabama died at his home on the morning of Saturday 18 November.

‘Benju’ as he was affectionately known by the commu-nity and the clinic staff described him as a humble person.

Health promoter, Lillian ‘Funky’ Ramela said Benju was a great man with great amazing energy.

“He always had a charming smile and was a jolly old man who loved to help people. He was so dedicated and punctual at all times for many years. He worked here for more than 24 years.

“We last saw him a day before he passed away on Friday with no signs of him leaving us. Even though he suffered two strokes he never gave up and was always active and talkative,” Funky said.

Funky said Benju used to do more by doing favours for them and that is why they loved him.

“When we have a function at the clinic, he was always part of us. He would wear, eat and drink what we will be having on that time. We used to give him presents for his birthday and also not forget to give him something (cash bonus) during the times of Christmas holiday,” she added.

His memorial service was held on Friday 24 November at Alabama Hall from 16:00.