DAMELIN BRAAMFONTEIN ROBED OF ONE OF ITS JOURNALISM STUDENTS
“Only God has a full story of our life”
15 May 2015
By Simbarashe Mudzviti
Johannesburg- AT the age of 26, most people have good dreams about what they want to achieve in life. Sometimes we are not aware of what the future holds for us. Only God has a full story of our life. This is exactly the sad story of Nwabisa Dayimani, the late Damelin 3rd year student who passed away on April 30 2015.
At a memorial ceremony held at Damelin recently, a family cousin said Nwabisa complained of heartburn following which, they took her to the hospital for further investigation. He added that a few hours upon arrival at Baragwana hospital, she was pronounced dead. “Nwabisa was not sick, she just complained of heartburn and we took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead hours after admission. We were all shocked and until now we still have to come to terms. She was a handy person who changed the whole atmosphere with her presence and I miss her smile and crystal clear teeth.”
One of the students who were in her group for Group Assignments, said Nwabisa did not make it for the Group Assignments or the tests which was an index for an unstable situation.
Speaking at the same event, one of his lecturers , Mr Jacob Mujokoro who opened the sermon, said people need to comfort each other in these difficulty times and urged all who attended to live a worthwhile life.
One of the former journalism students, Mpho Moremi who shared jokes with her, expressed heartfelt shock on the news about the untimely death of Nwabisa. “I want to express my condolences to the family for the loss of a real journalist who had a nose for news that would make the lives of people tick”, Mpho said.
In closing the service, Emmanuel Nwaneri , a journalism lecturer said death is never a habitual occasion but pointed out that it is a necessary end. “Children are supposed to support and uplift their parents but this was not possible for Nwabisa.
The whole basement was filled with sadness as the leaners and staff members paid their last memories to Nwabisa. This is the second death in 2015.
Nwabisa will be buried in the Eastern Cape on Saturday May 9, 2015.