The Centre bit farewell to one of the long serving kitchen staff member who reached a retirement age. Mrs. Mathilde Mantshodi who started at RVTC in 1994 crossed the public servant line on the 31st of May 2018. The farewell was on the 27th of July 2018 and this was due to the assessment which took place in May/June 2018 and the recess thereof. Centre Manager Kornelius Lukas described the veteran cook as one of those who cooked for many stomachs which are now employed at RVTC and around the country. Lukas said Mathilde was a veteran in a sense that she was humble and she knew the kitchen area very well. Added on the speeches was her supervisor Bruce Gwala who also joined the Centre Manager in applauding the veteran cook. Gwala wished her the best in her retirement and go home and relax after she worked so much to make many trainees happy through her cooking. The trainee’s body (TRCs) also gave their remarks on behalf of the trainees.
The event was attended by approximately 250 combination of staff members and trainees. Entertainments by the RVTC culture as well as the DGG choir was on top. Mathilde was showered with gifts from staff members and the Centre itself, this resulted in getting a bakkie to carry the gifts hence they were too many. The kitchen staff members who were wearing the colourful attires who worked with Mathilde all these years brought a goat for her for farming purpose. On her side Mathilde who came to the event with the son and daughters was so delighted to be given such a send-off honour. She expressed her happiness to the entire community of RVTC as well as promising them that she will come and visit and she want to see things remain in good order at the Centre. She also gave examples of those whom were under her care as she was a cook.
Thank you Mrs. Mathilde Mantshodi

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