On the 14th of July I experienced what I can regard as perhaps the most devastating events of my life when my beloved wife Thandeka, passed away.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the dedicated care which you gave my wife in the last days of her life. Though she suffered greatly, she died knowing that there were people like you who did their best to ensure that she was as comfortable as possible in the circumstances of her terminal illness.

I wished that we could have grown old together but alas, it was not to be. I will always treasure her memory and love her in her death as I have always loved her during her life. It is people like you who make difficult situations of pain and the death of loved ones less traumatic. My family and I really appreciate the palliative service and care you rendered to my wife and my family. We have grieved but now have reached a stage of acceptance that she is with the angels. We are learning to live without her physical presence but with her spirit. I dreamt about her last week and it was a beautiful dream.

Thank you so much,


Prof Monde Mbekwa (PhD)