BY KEDIBONE MOLAETSI
TRIBUTES continue to pour in after the death of veteran radio presenter. North West FM dynamic presenter, Aldrin Segale Mogotsi passed away in the early hours of Monday at Edenvale Hospital in East Rand.
Premier Supra Mahumapelo has conveyed his message of condolences to Mogotsi’s family.
“On behalf of the North West Provincial Government, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Mogotsi family. Segale Mogotsi will always remain in our hearts and minds. He was one of us, having started his broadcasting career here in Mahikeng at Radio Bop.
“As a radio personality with an impeccable record, Mogotsi kept the masses of our people informed on important issues affecting them on a daily basis,” Mahumapelo said.
He said Mogotsi clearly understood that radio was the medium of choice for majority of the people.
Family spokesperson, Sarah Phaweni confirmed Mogotsi’s death. She said the dynamic presenter was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.
“Mogotsi had been in and out of hospital for a while. He complained about aches all over his body. The family has been touched by his death. Mogotsi was crippled by the death of his two friends, Mdoo and Ken Modise two weeks ago. He was doing well until then,” Phaweni said.
North West FM station manager, David Mabusela said: “We are saddened by the death of Mogotsi. He was ok last week and he took a day off to bury his friends. Mogotsi was a seasoned broadcaster and showed pedigree. He was very intelligent and did his work perfectly,” Mabusela said.
A 47-year-old presenter was hosted the Platinum Network Cafe on Fridays between 8pm and 12 midnight and on Saturdays between 3pm and 6pm.
According to his Facebook post dated November 8, Mogotsi wrote: “Mara health. Does it have to be this painful and one be so helpless? This past week alone I lost two friends. Am I next? RIP Mdoo & Ken Modise.”