Wednesday, October 27, 2021

SA, Bots spinners to pay tribute to fallen car spinner

Fallen motorsport stuntman Tsaone Manthe will next weekend on February 25 2017 be celebrated by South African and Botswana stuntmen in an event organised by Botswana Petrol. 

Manthe died on December 30 in a road accident in his home village of Mmopane. 

The event slated for Mmopane spin farm has attracted South African stuntmen from Pretoria, Mafikeng and Benoni while local clubs will also throng the event. 

A statement from Spin City Botswana says the event will raise funds for his family to assist with tombstone erection.

“This event is made possible by the Manthe family and partners with the support from Botswana Petrol and car spinners in Botswana. Proceeds of the event will be directed to the family as a memorial that Manthe had friends who cared for him,” reads the statement.

“Manthe’s siblings requested that we organise an event to say good-bye. We are expecting Team Block 8, BW Spin Masters and Team Graveyard to throng the event as we salute the fallen hero,” the statement reads.

Spin City chairperson Joseph Khengere revealed that they were saddened by the passing of one of their own and will remember his input in the local scene. 

“Manthe will be among those in the books of history; he had a bright future ahead and it was not to be as he unfortunately passed on. His career was promising but all was cut short hence we will strive not to forget his contribution to the game,” said Khengere.

“Many young people were looking up to him and he had started drilling some of them before his passing. He was talented and it is a fact that the nation has lost a hero who should be remembered,” said Khengere.

 “We might be opponents at the games but at the end of the day we are siblings, so we saw it fit that the funds of the event goes towards assisting with Manthe’s tombstone proceedings,” Khengere said.

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