A township entrepreneur who cast his legacy in tombstones as he sought to ensure dignity for celebrities and ordinary people in their final resting place. Drama During The Memorial Service Of Lebogang Khitsane.
This was how Lebohang Khitsane’s family wanted the Katlehong-born businessman to be remembered following his passing on Thursday from renal failure at an Ekurhuleni hospital.
Khitsane, who once told The Star that he wanted to be remembered as “the Steve Jobs of tombstones”, began his Bataung Legacy business in 2004 in the historic East Rand township, and grew it to eventually manufacture and deliver more than 20000 tombstones across the African continent and Australia.
Bataung became renowned across Africa for its ostentatious designs, especially for well-known personalities, such as legendary performers Joe Mafela, Mandoza and Robbie Malinga, kwaito star Senyaka, soccer player John Shoes Moshoeu and boxer Baby Jake Matlala, among others.
On Thursday The Star visited the Khitsane family who said that the businessman’s legacy would not falter with his death.Khitsane is survived by his wife and children.
In his own words as to why he developed flamboyant tombstones: “I’m innovative, I’m passionate. I love what I do and I’m the best! I want to be known as the Steve Jobs of the tombstone industry.”
Friends and family gathered on Sunday morning to pay tribute to tombstone maker, Lebogang Khitsane. But, there was some drama during the memorial service when his sister made these shocking claims.
[WATCH] Friends and family gathered on Sunday morning to pay tribute to tombstone maker, Lebogang Khitsane. But, there was some drama during the memorial service when his sister made these shocking claims. #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/UleDZlucdx
— eNCA (@eNCA) August 30, 2020
I think the sister is just not here for the fake tears thats all
— Zizzy (@WINESSN0B) August 30, 2020