In remembrance: Tokoloho Ramabele

17 December 2021

Dear colleagues and students

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of our student, Mr Tokoloho Ramabele (26) on 30 November 2021.

Mr Ramabele was in his fifth year of study in the MBChB programme. He was affectionately known as “Tuks” or “Toks”. He will be remembered for his joy, laughter and infectious smile, his authenticity and genuine interest in others and his unwavering patience, empathy and generosity. He had a deep admiration and love for his family and those around him. Mr Ramabele was invested in the career path he had chosen as a healthcare professional and had a special ability to see patients beyond their condition.

His classmates shared that it was an honour to have known him as a friend. His bright personality and humorous way of talking about life will be some of the many things they carry as part of their memories of him. His friends wished to thank his family for raising such a lovely person, who touched their lives in various and meaningful ways, and inspired them through his character.

He is survived by his parents Beatrice and Dillo, brother Kgothalo and grandparents Jimwell, Lesile and Fikisiwe.

The funeral was held on 11 December in Mphokweni, Matatiele in the Eastern Cape.

We join the Ramabele family as they mourn the loss of their son and hope that they can take some comfort in the beautiful memories they shared. The university has contacted the family to offer support during this difficult time.


The UCT Executive

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