ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Shongwe. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Daniel Sukazi on April 13, 2021
Hamba kahle mnganami, I have found it so hard to accept that you are no more Mabhengeta. Benginethemba kakhulu kuthi uzoyincoba lempi bobhekane nayo. The precious memories together I will hold close to my heart mhlobo wami, ngekusizwa ngu Nkulunkulu I believe with time our hearts will heal.
Sohlala sikukhumbula ngamahlaya akho, serving others with a smile on your face all the time. Kulungile mnganami intsandvo ya Smakadze, till we meet again rest in peace Shongwe❤️❤️
Posted by Nqobile Matsebula on March 31, 2021
On behalf of Make Mnisi, Okuhle's Gogo.

Writing a tribute for a loved brother and friend is very challenging because the momeries are too vast to trim down to a mere paragraph.
I remember meeting you for the very first time at Margate, you brought a spark to the Emaswati group of friends.
I will never read Isaiah 41 Vs 10 or listen to the song Uzuliphathe Kahle Lelivangeli, without cracking a smile and shed a tear as I will be reminded of how you drew strength, comfort and joy from these even in the middle of your storm.
I remember how you enjoyed your
special meals of ematsambo from Mrs Maseko, oh! how you will not share your chill sauce from your Mkhoti and how you enjoyed your sea foods.
My goodness, The love you had for your wife was exceptional and how you showered litamitisi lakho with love and netimoto letinhle, thank Mabhengeta to have shared your last days on the earth via zoom prayers.
You will forever be loved and missed, until we meet again in heaven.
Posted by Lisa Breeze on March 31, 2021
On behalf of everyone at Lyndex Recycling Systems I would like to pay tribute to William, a dear colleague and friend.

William began his career in the UK firstly with CDE engineering and before long he became friends with most of the employees within Lyndex who shared the same factory with CDE.

Following his time at CDE Will was employed by Lyndex in February 2018 as an Electrical Service Engineer.

It was very evident from the onset that he was a very knowledgeable person and had experienced in all aspects of electrical engineering and machine controls.

William very quickly took charge of the electrical installation for a complex control system for a large material reclamation system. He was tasked with supervising an additional four electrical engineers along with scheduling works, resulting in a very successful and fault free installation, a credit to his exceptional workmanship

He did however have mischievous streak where by following arrival at a customer’s site he would call the office and report that the machine was in a catastrophic state just to wind the office staff up, only to laugh uncontrollably when being quizzed more about the problem – that was Will!

When he entered a room it would light up with his presence. He had a lovely smile and a special glint in his eye. He was always ready for some verbal banter whether it be in the office or over the telephone.

We will all individually remember Will in our own special ways, be it seeing him sprint though the office absolutely terrified one day when Keith had brought his dog into the office, (unknown to us that he didn’t like dogs) to looking through his receipts whilst he had been staying away from home on long installations, totally fascinated by what foods and ingredients he had bought to cook his meals, very inspiring and perhaps a master chef in the making!

Will liked to party and loved to dance, his moves on the dance floor at our Christmas parties soon got him awarded the title of ‘snake hips’ for his wonderful rhythm and exceptional shapes, he was a real party animal

We wish also to pass on the sincere condolences from numerous customers who have telephoned us directly following the sad announcement of Will’s passing. They all held William him in very high regard and said that he will be deeply missed by many of their staff members on site.

Above all William was an outstanding person and a lovely bloke. He was very well liked by all Lyndex employees due to his happy and friendly nature.

To Octavia and family, William will be truly missed and forever in our thoughts and if we had to sum up William in a few words, they would be that he was kind, thoughtful and a happy man respected by everyone.
Posted by Ncammi Vilakati on March 31, 2021
Gogo,
i have been trying to make senseof all this, to me there is mo sense but to your maker there is sense. we have fond memories of you. we were laughing na gogo wakho we were in one of the Swazi meetings at Horsham. the lights there had sensors. and each time the lights goes of you would jump like umziyoni ato pholofetha utsi ‘eyi baba’ and the laughter that was in the room was remarkable. RIP Manengeta, Mcusi Wendlunkhulu. you will forever be in our heart

Ncammie and Victor
Posted by Pretty Gugu Shongwe on March 28, 2021
No words could convey how I feel about the loss of my brother. He was indeed a potential asset to the family. He was like a father to me though he was born after me. We have lost a family member who was so supportive. Our lives will never be the same without him. I thank God for his wife who is continuously supportive. She has been always there for him, in life and in death. Rest in peace Mcusi Wendlunkhulu.
Posted by Vusie Mamba on March 27, 2021
We may know death as a part of life, yet penning goodbye to William is hard.
Babe Shongwe was an amazing man and we were blessed to be a part of his extended family.
We send our sincere condolences and sympathies to Make Shongwe, children, family and friends.
May the memories that you made together be a consolation today and all the days ahead.

Hamba kahle Mntimandze.

From the Mamba family
Posted by Norman Mchunu on March 26, 2021
I have enjoyed every moment I have spent with you Mr Shongwe, you have been a joyful friend a Brother to me . Your jocks will always stand in my heart. We had plans not knowing that life we are borrowed, you never know what’s around the corner. Till we meet again Mabhengeta. Lala ngekuthula Mcunsi Wendlunkhulu !!!!!

Some people come into our lives LEAVE FOOTPRINTS on our heart and we are never the same .
HAMBA KAHLE MHLOBO WAMI iiiii
Posted by charles gagu on March 24, 2021
My condolences to the bereaved Shongwe family at large by losing Mr Mphotho William Shongwe so quick. We were still expecting more prosperity from him. To me he was a man of his words who couldn't let anyone down, and he had a strong character, he could face any kind of a situation. He was there when u need him mostly, and he couldn't disappoint anyone. We have all lost an inspirational Soldier. May his soul rest in peace. By Charles Ngwenya
Posted by Gcinile Nyoni-Tsabedze on March 22, 2021
Make Shongwe and the children,....Octavia my friend, my deepest condolences Mnguni, you are in my prayers, and may God give you strength and all the resilience that you need to go on living for your children, I have never met Mr Shongwe but I know you were happy my friend....may Mr Shongwe rest well!!!!
Posted by Paul Lintott on March 22, 2021
Well William, I never ever thought that I would be typing this. You came into our lives, and then the families lives...for those that don't know. I think that I should share this..In 1990, a bunch of us from KIC moved to Swaziland. We started a fridge factory. My function was the components division. We had to make all our own special kit. So as we first moved to Swaziland, we couldn't find accommodation. So bought a caravan and a huge awning. I set up a panel building bench in the awning.. two days later in popped Sabelo. Ï am an electrician"replied you are now William, go and wash the bakkie...so he did. It then followed that I taught him the fundamentals of panel building. Industrial electrics, some PLC work. Fridgemaster closed, he went to Defy with me then to the UK with CDE.. one moment that I should share...at Defy, we built a powder coating oven..Williams job was to come in and switch on. No problems, well Danny Freddel and William called...they had stolen the main 50 mm gas line...he couldn't talk as the gas was leaking. Said what must I do....answer run like hell...what a great guy...we will surely miss you...
Posted by Blessings phakathi on March 20, 2021
Our deepest condolences bako Shongwe. We are still in shock. The few times we met we will hold on to the memories. It was always nice being around babe Shongwe. The jokes, the laughter. The drinks and the dancing. Sleep well babe. Till we meet again. Our prayers are with make and the family at large.
Posted by Ernest-Francis Böhm on March 20, 2021
I miss William, my "brother" every day and as long as I have to live. His loss is devastating, unjust and he irreplaceable. We know each other since many years, since I used to live in Birmingham, but kept close (as much as we could) after I moved to Scotland. He was the brother I never had, the friend anyone could dream of, the always caring parent and husband for every lived one around him, the good engineer admired and trusted by his employers, and the good man and Christian, God could be happy sitting on His right. William left behind a painful void in everyone's life, his unaccomplished simply human plans and dreams. He will be missed by everyone close to him, or knew him or only heard about him. I am carefully chose my words and I am far to commit sacrilege, but his death is unfair and unjust and the least expected by us. I can only conclude that we humans have plans and dreams, but God is the only one, making them true or wiping them away, for reasons beyond our comprehension. I cannot help crying each time I remember him. And I just can't help myself, I keep remembering him daily, waiting for his call, calling me in funny names (Kish), but always ready for help or small talk, when no one was available to share. I miss you brother, I cry your absence and honestly I wish I would be the one, taken by God, not you, I would leave no one behind, you left a world missing you.
I will always miss you, love you. One day (who knows how soon) I will see you again. Please God, take care of him.
Amen
Posted by Hlengiwe priscilla Von Gr... on March 19, 2021
We will miss al the good times we shared. You were always there for the Eagles heights and Swazi community. Your sense of humour, your support whenever there was a need , you were there with your lovely wife instantly and you never complained. Gone too soon it was your time. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.
Posted by Dudu Zwane on March 19, 2021
Mzala
Life will never be the same without you
Lala ngekuthula MABHENGETA
You will be GREATLY MISSED x

Baka Zwane
Posted by Bonsile Mnisi on March 19, 2021
Words can’t express the pain. May your beautiful soul Rest in Peace Sbali Shongwe. Gone too soon.
Your Legacy will remain in our hearts forever. Your kindness ,Laughter an all the jokes we shared. Bewungumuntfu Webantfu Shongwe. Octavia My friend and sister,Our God is Faithful and will be with you through it all with your beautiful family. May God strengthen ,comfort and meet all your needs.My sincere condolences BoShongwe.
Posted by Zodwa Ngwenya on March 18, 2021
May your soul rest in Peace. You will be greatly missed. You had a great sense of humour and great asset to all around you. We all shall meet again. Good bye Shongwe.
Posted by Lungani Ngwenya on March 18, 2021
You shall ever be missed Shongwe
A dear friend and brother departed so early
We shall meet again RIP
Posted by Octavia Shongwe on March 18, 2021
*In loving memory of William Shongwe.*

It is with a heavy heart that Mrs Octavia Shongwe,family & Swazi community would like to notify friends, family and colleagues of the passing on of our beloved son, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandpa William Shongwe after a short illness in Birmingham QE hospital in UK on the 14.3.2021. Funeral details will follow & a Memorial service will be held before his repatriation in Birmingham Uk. Details will follow.
Family and friends are praying together everyday at 9:30am, 5pm and 3am. To join please Click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3998024528?pwd=UHpWd29zbExSR21JK0pMa2VGOHMrZz09.
For all condolences, financial, material or physical support please use Mrs O. Shongwes Halifax acc sort code : 110567 acc 01451739. For all messages for the family a WhatsApp page is set up, use & share link https://chat.whatsapp.com/Cw41Al3ASGW17oZegGPcHV
Posted by Octavia Shongwe on March 18, 2021
Rest in Eternal Peace Will. Missing you& Love you always ♥️

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Posted by Daniel Sukazi on April 13, 2021
Hamba kahle mnganami, I have found it so hard to accept that you are no more Mabhengeta. Benginethemba kakhulu kuthi uzoyincoba lempi bobhekane nayo. The precious memories together I will hold close to my heart mhlobo wami, ngekusizwa ngu Nkulunkulu I believe with time our hearts will heal.
Sohlala sikukhumbula ngamahlaya akho, serving others with a smile on your face all the time. Kulungile mnganami intsandvo ya Smakadze, till we meet again rest in peace Shongwe❤️❤️
Posted by Nqobile Matsebula on March 31, 2021
On behalf of Make Mnisi, Okuhle's Gogo.

Writing a tribute for a loved brother and friend is very challenging because the momeries are too vast to trim down to a mere paragraph.
I remember meeting you for the very first time at Margate, you brought a spark to the Emaswati group of friends.
I will never read Isaiah 41 Vs 10 or listen to the song Uzuliphathe Kahle Lelivangeli, without cracking a smile and shed a tear as I will be reminded of how you drew strength, comfort and joy from these even in the middle of your storm.
I remember how you enjoyed your
special meals of ematsambo from Mrs Maseko, oh! how you will not share your chill sauce from your Mkhoti and how you enjoyed your sea foods.
My goodness, The love you had for your wife was exceptional and how you showered litamitisi lakho with love and netimoto letinhle, thank Mabhengeta to have shared your last days on the earth via zoom prayers.
You will forever be loved and missed, until we meet again in heaven.
Posted by Lisa Breeze on March 31, 2021
On behalf of everyone at Lyndex Recycling Systems I would like to pay tribute to William, a dear colleague and friend.

William began his career in the UK firstly with CDE engineering and before long he became friends with most of the employees within Lyndex who shared the same factory with CDE.

Following his time at CDE Will was employed by Lyndex in February 2018 as an Electrical Service Engineer.

It was very evident from the onset that he was a very knowledgeable person and had experienced in all aspects of electrical engineering and machine controls.

William very quickly took charge of the electrical installation for a complex control system for a large material reclamation system. He was tasked with supervising an additional four electrical engineers along with scheduling works, resulting in a very successful and fault free installation, a credit to his exceptional workmanship

He did however have mischievous streak where by following arrival at a customer’s site he would call the office and report that the machine was in a catastrophic state just to wind the office staff up, only to laugh uncontrollably when being quizzed more about the problem – that was Will!

When he entered a room it would light up with his presence. He had a lovely smile and a special glint in his eye. He was always ready for some verbal banter whether it be in the office or over the telephone.

We will all individually remember Will in our own special ways, be it seeing him sprint though the office absolutely terrified one day when Keith had brought his dog into the office, (unknown to us that he didn’t like dogs) to looking through his receipts whilst he had been staying away from home on long installations, totally fascinated by what foods and ingredients he had bought to cook his meals, very inspiring and perhaps a master chef in the making!

Will liked to party and loved to dance, his moves on the dance floor at our Christmas parties soon got him awarded the title of ‘snake hips’ for his wonderful rhythm and exceptional shapes, he was a real party animal

We wish also to pass on the sincere condolences from numerous customers who have telephoned us directly following the sad announcement of Will’s passing. They all held William him in very high regard and said that he will be deeply missed by many of their staff members on site.

Above all William was an outstanding person and a lovely bloke. He was very well liked by all Lyndex employees due to his happy and friendly nature.

To Octavia and family, William will be truly missed and forever in our thoughts and if we had to sum up William in a few words, they would be that he was kind, thoughtful and a happy man respected by everyone.
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Shared by Photisile Ntshalintshali on March 18, 2021
Good morning dearhearts.
It is hard to believe that we have suffered such a huge loss. 
Make Shongwe ncesi, family and friends siyatikhalela kakhulu sonkhe. When I first met Babe Shongwe he said " angikwati wena, buya lana ungitjele kutsi uwakuphi" 
My family here, knows how that can be intimidating somehow. Needless to say, I wanted to disappear on the spot. Well, in his straight forwardness and thoughtful nature, he then laughed and that made me to relax and introduce myself. He decided to use my surname (my great grandfather's name) instead of my first name, respectfully. That gave me a different view of this Gentleman, an insight of being earthed and real to yourself and the people around you.
Namuhla kuvuka umhlabeleli lotsi " Ngomusa wakho lomkhulu, uyosiholela, kwelivam'nyosi ngaphesheya!
Mlilo ukhanyisa,nelifu lisithisa!
Konkhe kusiyisa ngaphesheya."
May you rest in peace ngaphesheya Mr Shongwe. Konkhe kusiyisa ngaphesheya.
Cina Make Shongwe, children, family and friends. .
Joshua 1:9 
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord, your God will be with you,wherever you go. AMEN.