Farewell to former Limpopo Provincial Men’s Sector Chairperson: A Tribute to our Dear Leader

Percy Malose Boroto: former Limpopo Provincial Men’s Sector Chairperson

Comrade Boroto was a selfless, fearless, disciplined who believed men can also play a role in ending violence against women in South Africa. He would go against the grain in an effort to ensure that the problems in society are addressed adequately. His commitment to the work was evidence by anyone who was ever in his presence and his absence will be sorely felt.

Mr Boroto’s Profile Appears Below:

  • Comrade Boroto participated in the development of both National Strategic Plan 2012-2016 and the development the NSP Operational Plan in Limpopo Province.
  • Former Limpopo Provincial SANAC Men’s Sector Chairperson
  • Former National Executive Committee member of Men in Partnership against HIV/AIDS-MIPAA-Department of Health Programme 2008-2011
  • Former National Executive Committee of the South African National Men’s Sector 2011-2012
  • Former member of the Limpopo Provincial AIDS Council representing the Men’s Sector and serves on various committees.
  • Human Rights and Gender Activist
  • Brothers for Life Ambassador

The following messages of condolences were sent from Provinces and Partners:

SA National Men’s Sector Chairperson: Rev Bafana Khumalo:

We lost a leader as the Men’s Sector both in Limpopo and at national level. Comrade Boroto was a true leader who was not afraid of challenging policies that are questionable within the sector and outside. Even when the sector was financially struggling comrade Boroto would transport himself from Limpopo to Gauteng using his own money just to make sure that we make good decisions in advising government and the country on issues of violence against women and children and the Prevention of HIV&AIDS.

Chief Executive Officer of the South African National AIDS Council: Dr Fareed Abdullah:

Please accept the condolences of the SANAC Secretariat and pass these on to his family and friends.
Mr Bardwell Mufunwaini, Limpopo Men’s Sector Representative, and Managing Director, Munna Ndi Nnyi? (Who is the Real Man?)

This month, the Limpopo Men’s Sector, Munna Ndi Nnyi, the Province, and South Africa, mourn the loss of a great social leader who saw the need and the chance to make great change in the Nation, and worked in partnership to make that change. Our condolences go out to Vho Boroto’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time. The great man will be missed, but his legacy in the movement to mobilise real men and eliminate violence against women and children will live on.

National Director of the South African Men’s Action Group: Mokhethi Ranthako:

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the Boroto Family, Monna Ndini, SANAC Men Sector and the entire community that Mr. Boroto has been working tirelessly. A moya wa hae o Robale ka Khotso.

Eastern Cape Provincial Men’s Sector Chairperson: Rev. Canon Lulama Ntshingwa:

The Eastern Cape Men’s Sector wish to express its condolences for the passing on of our beloved colleague and comrade in the struggle for human dignity and equality. May the God of peace be with you and his soul rest in Peace.

Northern Cape Chairperson: Beau Nkaelang:

That’s our comrade, may his soul rest in peace and condolences to the Boroto family. Comrade Boroto used to make sure that we remain disciplined even if we disagree on policy issues. Viva comrade Boroto.

Former Chairperson of the SA National Men’s Sector: Bob Robert Phato:

Mr Boroto was not just a friend but he played even a role of being my advisor between 2008-2011 whilst serving as the National Chairperson of the Men’s Sector. We will miss you dear selfless leader.

Sonke Gender Justice Deputy Director and Brothers for Life Manager: Rev Desmond Lesejane:

Sad news indeed for Sonke Gender Justice. Ntate Boroto was very close to our organization in his capacity as human rights and AIDS activist. My his soul rest in peace.

Western Cape Men’s Sector Chairperson: Patrick Godana:

On behalf of the Western Cape Men’s Sector, I would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Boroto Family. He will surely be missed by many in our country but his legacy to ensure that Women and Children of our are respected and loved passionately will always be with us and will definitely be our driving force as a sector to bring about a healthy and equitable Mzansi. Rest in Peace my brother!

National Department Health Director Ms Thami Skenjana:

It is with great sadness to learn about the passing on of one of my children. As the founder member of the Men’s Sector, I am saying, May the good Lord give him eternal rest and let your holy shine on him forever. May his soul rest in peace.

Mindset Network Deputy CEO: Tukisang Senne:

Someone’s passing on is never an easy thing to deal with. A leader’s passing is that much more devastating. On behalf of Mindset Network we would like to pass our heartfelt condolences to Ntate Boroto’s family. We hope and pray that God will give you the strength and fortitude you require to be able to deal with your loss, and guide you through this sad time.

To the Men’s Sector, the proverbial spear has fallen… Take it up and continue with the course this gallant leader so ably charted.

Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) / Brothers for Life: Mandla Ndlovu:

Mr. Boroto was one of the most diligent men we have worked with in mobilising men for good in Limpopo and the country. We will remember him for being a man of the people, always finding solutions even when circumstances were very tough and leader who always wore a smile on his face. Siyabonga ukusiseka nokusikhulisa kwakho Bra Percy!