Invitation to Attend the Thembi's Memorial Service

Date:    Friday, 12th June, 2008
Time:   14:30pm until 17:00 pm
Where: Zanokhanyo Training Centre, No 1 Corner of Fumane and Qamela Street, Harare Khayelitsha

Details:  We would like to extend to you and your organisation to a Personal Invitation to attend Thembi’s Day Memorial Service to be held at the Zukhanyo Training Centre. If you are getting lost, call Klaas at 076 034 8770

We offer this special service as a way that families, friends, colleages can share with others their feelings on this day. The service is non denominational, and will provide an opportunity for you to commemorate that special role that thembi play in our lives. One person from your organisation can have a say a word on your behalf.

After the service, refreshments will be provided, so you are welcome to stay and share a cup of tea and a chat.

Regards,


Klaas Karabo Adilan Monatisi
076 034 8770

 

Dear HIV/AIDs Activist

You are invited to attend the Memorial Service of Thembisa Ngubane who died last week. HIV/AIDS diarists Thembisa Ngubane died last week at the Hospital. She was diagnosed with TB resistance. Thembisa was the HIV/AIDS activist in South Africa. Over the past years, Thembi's diary has been broadcast in South Africa (in English, Xhosa, and Zulu), Australia, Canada, the U.K., and on the BBC World Service, reaching an estimated 50 million listeners around the world. Thembi has travelled across the U.S. and South Africa presenting her story in high schools, universities, clinics, and large public events. Along the way, Thembi met the US president Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and hundreds of young people infected or affected by the disease.

Through dealing with the virus in this way, she found the voice needed to speak to her country. She addressed the South African Parliament in March 2007, detailing her experience as both an AIDS survivor and in watching fellow AIDS survivors at clinics. She made it her mission to raise awareness among her countrymen and in doing so became a global voice.