It is with deep regret to announce the death of one of our own.
Elizabeth Bitsini Vuyeka, known simply as Aus Lizzy or Mam’Lizzy to others, passed away on Wednesday 22 December 2021 evening at Elim Hospital while visiting home at Nwamatami, Giyani in Limpopo.
Born in Phiri Soweto, Johannesburg on 3 November 1965, Sis – Liz as we all knew her, joined ASA as a general cleaner in 2007, before assuming a new role as a receptionist for a couple of years. At the time of her death, she held a position as the Front Desk Manager.
“We are really shattered by the departure of Aus’Lizzy,” said James Moloi, the President of Athletics South Africa. “She was one of our cornerstones of operations machinery at the head office.”
“She was the cornerstone of the organization. Aus’Lizzy was the first and last face that you saw when you entered or left the office. She was also one the most familiar and welcoming faces at the registration desk to delegates during Athletics Family Meetings. Although she had been ill, we never thought it would end up like this. She was the mother of Athletics House.”
Aus’Lizzy leaves behind her dear husband, Peter Hlayani Vuyeka, two sons Bongani Vincent Vuyeka and Musa Leonard Vuyeka, three grandchildren and her only sibling and sister, Virginia Makhubela.
On behalf of the board, our deepest condolences go to her entire family, friends, and colleagues. In God, may they all find strength to recover. May her lovely soul rest in perfect peace.
She will be buried at home at Nwamatanani Village in Giyani, Limpopo on Wednesday 29 December 2021.