Obituary: Mourning ‘Chief’ Vido

We are mourning and celebrating the life of a unique personality full of life and charisma in the name of Vido Katipi Musirika Tjozongoro. Vido was a Peninsula Technikon National Diploma Marketing graduate. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Mayor of Cape Town’ and the‘Paramount Chief’ of the Namibians at Pentech and the larger Cape Town, Vido had four dominant values: Love, respect, comradeship, and charisma. He earned those titles because of the unifying and helping force that he was. He often accommodated or assisted new Namibian students in one way or another, such as providing them with accommodation, showing them around the university/technikon as well as the Mother City.

He was an easy going person with a great sense of humour. Vido had the ability to connect with different people as well as to bring them together. He was consistently humorous, warm, charming, and amiable ever having a joke to make or tell. You were never in Vido’s presence without cracking in laughter from the beginning to the end.  One would always leave his presence somewhat uplifted.

Vido was often the mind behind the Namibian braais and parties that brought Namibians from varied study disciplines together to socialise in an informal setting. These events would take place at the Peninsula Technikon main campus lake in the summer as well as at the pool. Each Namibian student had to contribute between R30 to R50. Various tasks were then assigned to different people to make the day a success. These events helped to forge a great sense of oneness among Namibians in Cape Town. They later included Namibians studying at other academic institutions in Cape Town such as lawyer Kaijata Kangueehi, Lazarus Shiimi and Donna Kahuure to name just but a few. 

As former Peninsula Technikon students and graduates, we will greatly miss your love and great sense of humour. We thank God for having afforded us the opportunity to cross paths with you in our lifetime. Go well ‘Chief’ Vido, go well your worship ‘Mayor’ Vido!

We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Jennifer, his children, his mother and siblings as well as the entire family.

Former Peninsula Technikon Graduates