Fri, Jul 30



Funeral Notice Of The Late Mahoana Solomon Hlobo

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Funeral Notice Of The Late  Mahoana Solomon Hlobo

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Jul 30, 2021, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Soweto, 9429 Mophiring St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804, South Africa

About the Event

Obituary Of The Late Mahoana Solomon Hlobo

The customary greeting of Happy New Year at the beginning of every year, was deeper and more meaningful for the Hlobo family at the start of the year 1972. For a mere three days into that year, January 3, Ntate Joseph and Mme Martha Hlobo welcomed their first born whom they named Mahoana Solomon. Everyone called him Solly.

The streets of Mofolo Central, where he grew up would later add the name MoSoja to the names that were on his birth certificate and on the school reports at Mohloding Primary school and Thulare High School, where he matriculated.

After matric, Solly proceeded to the then Technikon Northern Transvaal, now known as Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). In 1994 completed his National Diploma in Public Administration and Management .

The qualification sparked a desire for more.

In 1997 he completed a B Juris degree at the then Vista University (now University of Johannesburg, UJ). By the end of 2003, he had added an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law from UJ.

Still, the thirst for knowledge and education was unquenched.

He grabbed the opportunity to join a learnership programme through SETA at Regeneseys School of Public Management and obtained a National Diploma in Court Management (2006).

He served his internship at Roodeport Magistrate Court for one year from 2005-2006 as court manager.

He decided to follow his entrepreneurial instinct and started to run his own business until he was incarcerated into his illness.

At the time of his passing, he was in the process of completing his highest level of qualification: Masters in Labour Law and Employment Relations through Johannesburg University.

All these books and studying should however not fool you. If you thought that this means that Solly was all work and no play, you would be so wrong.

He understood fully that all work and no play would make him a dull boy. Solly played as hard as he worked.

Inspired by his uncle Boy (Paul Hlobo), who was a keen Karateka himself, Solly took to Karate like a duck to water. He was not only among the first of his peers to be graded First Dan but one of the youngest.

This would have come in handy in the event that anyone thought of messing with Solly’s only sibling, Palesa.

When not in his Karate gear, he would be found keeping goals for his football team. Such were his abilities that he earned yet another name, Gary Bailey, after the former Manchester United, England and later Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper.

None of us could have imagined that his childhood fascination with cars, with toy cars everywhere around the house, would become a lifelong passion. His love for BMW in particular saw him collect books about the car from an early age.

It was no surprise for anyone who had seen him grow up, to learn that he had become part of the Soweto BMW Club.

This love for cars did not stop him from once in a while getting on his own feet and taking long hikes to ease his mind.

The Hlobo family, Solly’s parents, his sister, cousins the nephews and nieces who survive him, will all miss him. So will his beloved Lindi Dlamini, his very own Linds and Sweetheart who must now say good night to her very own BabyFace.

It has been a joyride living, loving and knowing Solly. Though we must accept that Solly has gone too soon, we are comforted that for him, it was not the years of his life but the life that of his years that he made count.

May his beautiful soul rest in Peace. Robala ka khotso Mofokeng oa Mahoana oa bo Tlalane. You remain forever in our hearts.


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Funeral Service Program At Home

    9429 Mophiring Street

  • 30 minutes

    Funeral Service At The Graveside

    Nasrec Memorial Park

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