Gaborone, Botswana: Over the weekend, family, friends, Council leadership, and fellow members of staff of Gaborone joined in celebrating the life and sending off of one of their employees, Kgalalelo Brooks, at a funeral service which was held at Maubelo, Tsabong.
Kgalalelo Brooks worked as the Principal Economic Planner I. The Vice President of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane and some Cabinet Ministers attended a burial.
Speaking at the burial ceremony, Tsogwane encouraged Sam Justice Brooks to continue being the best father to his children. Vice President, Tsogwane advised Brooks to be the strength of his kids in their trying times.
Tsogwane described Brooks as a compatible companion to Brooks as she supported him throughout his political journey.
For his part, Town Clerk for Gaborone City, Lopang Pule, defined Brooks as someone with a calm and reassuring demeanour for work. Town Clerk Pule added that Brooks diligently carried out her assignments and ensured she met the assignment deadlines without fail.
Pule said that the deceased had a noteworthy influence on everyone she interacted with. He highlighted that he had the privilege of working alongside Brooks for quite several years, and during that time, he has come to know and appreciate Brooks not only as a humbled, cooperative and dedicated professional but also as a true friend and a colleague. Also, Town Clerk Pule described Kgalalelo as an Economist at heart.
Furthermore, Pule said GCC staff may have lost a valued team member, but the memories and lessons Brooks imparted will live on.
“As we grieve our loss, let us find comfort in remembering the moments of laughter, friendship, and success we shared with her’, he said.
In closing, Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi South, the husband of the late Brooks, Sam Justice Brooks, described his wife as a noblewoman full of love and always cheerful. Brooks added that Mrs Brooks always told him to persist in his political journey.
Brooks also said that his wife was not only a planner at work; she was a good planner at home. He told Mrs Brooks also pushed and encouraged him not to focus only on his family but serve the interest of the Kgalagadi people in ensuring that he brings developments to them.