Athletics family, on the 8th of January 2021 we have received the sad news of the passing of Bruce Mpela. The late Mpela was a member of the Kagiso Striders Athletics Club and one of our renowned National Technical Official and International Starter. The late Mpela served as the deputy chairperson of CGA Technical Officials Committee for many years. He did not only apply his knowledge of athletics rules at athletics event but was willing to share his knowledge through lecturing of national courses and his involvement in programmes aimed at developing technical officials in our province.
His experiences in officiating were vast which included judging at the highest level in Race Walking and the most qualified National Track and Field starter in the country. His dedication to athletics, in particular, officiating and creating a fair play environment for athletes was immense. He has represented the province with pride throughout the world. We salute this legend of our sport and he will be sorely missed by the Athletics Family.
On behalf of the Central Gauteng Athletics management and the athletics family, we would like to convey our sincere condolences to Mpela family, Technical Officials colleagues and Kagiso Strides Athletics Club members. He will be dearly missed by the entire athletics family. May his soul rest in peace.
The Funeral Service will be held as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Venue: 23 Currie Street, Roodepoort
Time: 08h00 to 10h00
It with great sadness that due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown regulations, the athletics family may be deprived to send off this great official of our province and most importantly to share memories of his contributions to CGA and Athletics as a whole. Central Gauteng Athletics together with Technical Officials is planning to host a drive-through Memorial on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at his home between 14h00 and 16h00. We will have a dropbox for the messages of support to the family.
For any further details, please contact Dithapelo Tumane at 082 737 2537.