Colleagues of acclaimed Motsweding FM producer and presenter, Tumi Moetsi, fondly known as Mamane Tumi, have expressed their condolences.
Her family confirmed that she passed away on Friday. Mmamane Tumi graced the airways on programmes such as Bana ba Motsweding and the Sunday School.
She worked as SABC Education children’s programs presenter and producer, including the well-known Motsweding FM Sunday School Program.
Family spokesperson Dede Letsoge confirmed her passing. “It is with sad greatness that we announce the passing of Boitumelo Moetsi, popularly known as Mamane Tumi to Motsweding FM listeners. The families are currently engaging and funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”
Ke ka kutlobotlhoko go latola Boitumelo "Mamane Tumi" Moetsi 🕊 o tlogetseng lefatshe le le ka kwano!
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Kesegofetse Koma, one of the presenters, who worked with Mamane Tumi, says she has left a great legacy.
“I worked with Mamane Tumi when I was very young and still in primary. It’s been many years working with Mamane Tumi now. I started working with her on the Takalane Show as Zuzu. She would tell me that this character suits my voice. Working with her was a privilege because she’ll always motivate us. May her soul rest in peace, we will carry her legacy.”
Mamane Tumi is described as humble and forever joyful as explained by one of the Motsweding FM presenters, TJH. “I know Tumi Moetsi as someone who was very humble. She’s one person who was always happy. You’ll always see that she had a vision. I will miss her and our empowering conversations.”
Her colleagues from SABC Education North West are also heartbroken by her untimely passing. “ Tumi your passing left us broken, in disbelief and out of words. You’re one of the people who held my hand in 2014 when I joined this station as an intern. I learnt kids’ drama production from you. You never made me feel like I was an intern. Heaven has gained an angel. May your beautiful soul rest in peace!” says Mavis Modisaotsile.
Funeral arrangements for Mamane Tumi will be announced in due course.