I have known Reverend Shadrack Kgosimang Papane since I was studying at George Whitefield College in Cape Town in the mid 1990’s.  He was the first full time pastor of Emmanuel Church, Rocklands, in Bloemfontein. I was privileged to serve my curacy under his leadership while I was in Qwa Qwa.  Rev Papane was a man of integrity, dedicated to his work especially serving his Master faithfully. Our relationship grew further when I re-located to Bloemfontein as his successor. We worked together until his retirement. His friendly face will be missed. He fought the good fight, finished the race, henceforth there is laid up for him the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge will award him on that Day….!! May his soul rest in peace.

Rev. Peter Thinyane