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Khutsong community leader, businessman passes away

Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life gathered at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Khutsong to pay their last respects to a beloved community leader on Saturday.

Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life gathered at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Khutsong to pay their last respects to a beloved community leader on Saturday.
Seventy-two-year-old Reuben Cutter Mosiane gave up his long fight against diabetes on 6 July and was buried at the Carletonville Cemetery.
Cutter, as he was popularly known, was a community leader, a sportsman and businessman. He was born in Potchefstroom on 2 August 1943. Growing up in Ikageng, he first demonstrated his skill on the soccer field.
This was the same talent he showed when he arrived in Khutsong and joined the Shamrocks Football Club, which became a household name, “amagundwane”. During this stage of his life, he played alongside football greats like Buick Bobe, Pope Nyaka, Negro Maxhehe, Black Cat Radebe and JC Kgarejane, to name just a few.
At the time, the Western Transvaal Administration Board administrated Khutsong. Mosiane was appointed as a community councillor and climbed the ranks to later become the chairperson.
Under the leadership of Mosiane and his colleagues, Khutsong witnessed a number of welcome changes. For one, the despised bucket system that brought shame to the township was abolished. No more would Khutsong be identified by the row of buckets of human waste lining the streets, waiting for the municipal workers to collect them. The new system meant that households enjoyed water-borne sewerage in their own yards.
Other legacies he left included the completion of a sports stadium with a pavilion, a guest house that doubled as the council chambers, a modern clinic with a mini-hospital and a library.
But, his most outstanding contribution was the establishment of a bursary fund for deserving scholars who could not afford to further their education. Many Khutsong scholars got through University as a result of this noble deed.
As a businessman, Mosiane opened the first filling station in Khutsong, opposite the local hostel, and another at the entrance to Khutsong.
Robala ka Kagiso Monogeng

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