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Ster granted Pooe her last wish

SEBOKENG.- Hardly months after a pensioner from Zone 13 in Sebokeng asked Sedibeng Ster to grant her what she termed her last wish, Selina Pooe (89) has passed away. Sedibeng Ster had in May this year ( 1-7 May, A pensioners last Wish) reported that love knows no reason, boundaries and no distance, but has …

SEBOKENG.- Hardly months after a pensioner from Zone 13 in Sebokeng asked Sedibeng Ster to grant her what she termed her last wish, Selina Pooe (89) has passed away.
Sedibeng Ster had in May this year ( 1-7 May, A pensioners last Wish) reported that love knows no reason, boundaries and no distance, but has the sole intention of bringing people together. Proof was that the 89-year-old former domestic workers’ last wish was to see her former employer’s two children, who she raised as her own during the 80’s in Vanderbijlpark. For 13 years Pooe had worked for a loving couple in Vanderbijlpark, Ernest and Jerniffer Prinsloo, who had two small children, Evelyn and Gregory. When the couple encountered problems within their marriage they decided to separate.
That is when Pooe remained working for Jennifer but life got financially difficult for Jennifer and Pooe had to be let go in the late 80-early 90’s. Pooe longed to see the children since then.
“I have my own children and some were about the same age as them but those two are also my babies and now I would like to see them one more time.
“I am in my old age and no one knows what God has planned. I would like to see them. My heart longs for them. Please help me find them,” she had told Sedibeng Ster. Soon after Sedibeng Ster reported on her plea, the Prinsloo family contacted the paper after seeing the story and Pooe got to meet both the parents and one child, Evelyn in Vanderbijlpark as Gregory was held up at work in Johannesburg.
On Saturday Pooe was buried at the Evaton Cemetery after she recently passed away, she was two months short of reaching her 90th birthday. “We are grateful to Sedibeng Ster for having fulfilled our mothers’ dream and wish. We know that she died having achieved what she longed for, for many years, which was to see the Prinsloo children and for that we are eternally grateful. May you continue doing the great work that you do for the community,” the family said.

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