Frans Baloyi retires

Frans Baloyi (65) captured with his retirement cake during his farewell functionFrans Baloyi (65) captured with his retirement cake during his farewell function

“This is a very big day to me. I am happy and sad at the same time. I am happy because I have ran my race with dignity and it is now time to rest while playing with my grandchildren. I’m sad as I will miss Musina Municipality because it was my second home.” These were the words of Mr Frans Baloyi (65) who served the Musina Municipality with distinction for the past eleven years.

Baloyi, who was a driver attached to the Corporate Services Department, was described by fellow employees as hard worker, team member and a disciplined elder who lives by example. Because of his above average driving skills, Baloyi once served as a driver for the former Musina Mayor, Caroline Mahasela.

When representing municipal management, The General Manager of Community Services, Mr Richard Morolana said young employees should learn from Baloyi that it is possible to serve with loyalty and dedication. “Ever since he joined the municipality, we have never summoned him before any disciplinary hearing. He was one of the most trustworthy staff members we could rely on. Our hearts are grieving because he is leaving us but we are happy that he has served the municipality with pride and dedication. We wish him good health and a happy retirement.”

Speaking on behalf of colleagues, Marcus Ndou said Baloyi was a fatherly figure who was quick to advice young people on anything. “As a budding driver, he taught me how to take good care of municipal vehicles and how to confront other work related challenges. Although we will physically miss him, we will continue to build on the foundation he left for us here at work.”

Baloyi thanked the municipality for giving him the opportunity to realize his potential. “It was really an enjoyable stay but the time to say goodbye has arrived. When I look back, I feel proud because I can see my contributions towards the development of the municipality. With the dedicated team of employees, I have no doubt that the municipality will continue to deliver basic services to the communities out there.” 

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