In honour of the late Col Shuping Andries “Cappy” Motswadira

By Sgt Ally Rakoma and Ms Beauty Pinga
Photos by Pte Paul Mpangala and Mr Katiso Mabuza

The military community learnt with great shock and sadness of the untimely passing of Col Shuping Motswadira, Senior Staff Officer Defence Reserves Promotions.

Family, relatives, friends and colleagues mourned the falling of a veteran soldier who had passed away on Saturday, 29 July 2017, due to long illness.

Today, Wednesday 02 August 2017, the Department of Defence (DOD)/SA National Defence Force (SANDF), held a memorial service to bid farewell and pay homage to this son of the soil at the Thaba Tshwane City Hall.

Speakers acknowledged his selflessness and maintained that he was a selfless man of integrity and virtue, hard-working, humble and giving. They described him as a man of many attributes who instilled the culture of togetherness.

The Chief Defence Reserves, Maj Gen Roy Andersen, who worked with the late Col Motswadira told mourners that his death was a devastating loss to the SANDF and Defence Reserves.

He said that Col Motswadira had a major impact on the Reserves and the youth of South Africa. He testified that he was a person with strong religious conviction. “Nothing was too much for Cappy. He was modest and down to earth”, said Maj Gen Andersen. May his perfect soul rest in peace.


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