Helmets Up


Bikers and those who sit on the organizational structures of the fraternity, suffered a major blow upon receiving the sad news that Mr. Lucky Mabasa had passed on. Mr Mabasa was a director at the Road Traffic Management Corporation, and played a pivotal role in assisting bikers with authorization and permits for their planned safety awareness campaigns, mass rides such Ubuntu Run and many other biking related matters that pertained to the safe use of our roads.

His last interaction with bikers was at the Bikers and Cyclists Workshop which was spearheaded by the Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo. As part of his speech, he expressed great concern of biker fatalities on our roads and how determined he was to work together with biking councils in order to bring that alarming statistics down. His passing is indeed a great loss to all, especially the biking community as they often struggle to identify leaders in government whom they can address their road related challenges to. Mr. Lucky Mabasa understood bikers plea and was ready to assist where he could.

Herewith the internal news bulletin at RTMC:

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to inform you of the passing of our father and brother, Mr Lucky Mabasa.
Mabasa, as he was fondly called and known, joined the RTMC in 2018, was part of the Road Safety family, leading the implementation of road safety programmes with great passion, enthusiasm, and greetings! Mabasa loved his work with perseverance and was not a quitter, and it is not misplaced that his profle had this quote as a source of encouragement. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” During the time of his passing he was part of the Road Safety, Stakeholder Relations, Marketing and Communications branch.
He was a mobilizer and always wanted to get work done, facing challenges head on. He loved his family, family reunions when things were normal, had a deep relationship with his children and loved to surround
himself with young people at work to understand their thinking and approach to life as he would explain. He always wanted to learn new things from others. Mr Mabasa was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening, 21 June after battling to breath on his own. He had been receiving medical attention since then, and he lost his battle this morning, 05 July 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic hits right at home in our hearts, it is proper to indicate that Mr Mabasa had indicated exposure to COVID-19 on the 15th of June – and his last physical presence at the office was on Thurs, 11 June. He also
assured the Corporation that his exposure was not within RTMC. He was then instructed to work from home and observe his health symptoms accordingly. During that period, the Corporation had its first confirmed case
of COVID-19 and as such, ensured that all offices were deep cleaned in the interest of its employees. We wish to express our deepest, heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Mabasa family, friends and colleagues. We have faith that the Almighty will extend his helping hand to comfort the family during this difficult period. As the RTMC family may we continue to support and pray for the family.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”. Revelation 21:4
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Further detail will be communicated in due course pending engagements with the family. The funeral will be
limited to close family as per COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

Road Safety, Stakeholder Relations and Marketing and Communication Branch

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