Patrick Shai’s wife

Patrick Shai’s wife has opened up about the struggles she has been facing since her husband’s death. Speaking at the celebration of Sello and Pearl Maake KaNcube’s first wedding anniversary, she shared her experiences as a widow.

She expressed that the loss of Patrick, who was not only her husband but also her best friend and the father of her children, has been devastating for their family. His children and grandchildren are still unaware of the circumstances surrounding his death.

She expressed missing the small things about Patrick, such as his mischievous smile and his love for cooking. She also addressed the stigma faced by widows and highlighted the importance of allowing each woman to mourn in her own way.

In recent developments, it has been alleged that Patrick Shai’s wife was unfaithful. Reports suggest that Shai’s family and his widow, Masechaba Shai, are in conflict due to accusations of infidelity. Masechaba has vehemently denied the claims that she cheated on him with a doctor.

The family plans to conduct DNA testing to confirm the paternity of their children. Text messages accusing Masechaba of infidelity have surfaced, with her son suggesting that the affair began shortly before Patrick’s death.


The KwaZulu Natal Department of Transport invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for their Road Work Foreman Vacancies (X20 Posts). The closing date for applications is the 20th July 2023.

Post: Road Work Foreman (X20 Posts)


  • Empangeni Region (13 Posts)
  • Cost Centre, Eshowe (04 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 88/2023)
  • Cost Centre, Ulundi (03 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 89/2023)
  • Cost Centre, Vryheid (03 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 90/2023)
  • Cost Centre, Hluhluwe (03 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 91/2023)
  • Ladysmith Region (01 Post)
  • Cost Centre, Newcastle (01 Post) (Ref. No. DOT 92/2023)
  • Durban Region (06 Posts)
  • Cost Centre, Port Shepstone (03 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 93/2023)
  • Cost Centre, KwaDukuza (02 Posts) (Ref. No. DOT 94/2023)
  • Cost Centre, Metro (01 Post) (Ref. No. DOT 95/2023)

R202 233 per annum (Salary Level 5)


  • A National Certificate in Construction (NQF level 3)
  • A minimum of 3 years road work maintenance experience
  • A valid driver’s license (Minimum Code B)

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies Required:

  • Knowledge of maintenance manuals, safety regulations, and the costing system.
  • Knowledge of general administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge of weekly work and plant returns.
  • Knowledge of the service delivery programme.
  • Knowledge of departmental reporting structure including transportation committees.
  • Knowledge of legislation/policies and procedures pertaining to the Public Sector.
  • Knowledge of disciplinary procedures.
  • Knowledge of EPMDS.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • Computer literacy.

The ideal candidate should be responsible, punctual, conscientious, and receptive to suggestions and ideas. They should be efficient, have empathy, cultural awareness, and also be able to comply with the code of conduct and work as part of a team.

Applications must be submitted using the New Z83 application form obtainable [here](link to the form).

All fields in the New Z83 form must be completed and signed. Furthermore, a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) must also be attached. Failure to attach the completed Z83 and the Curriculum Vitae (CV) will result in disqualification.

Applications can be forwarded to:
The Recruitment & Selection Section
Human Resource Practices Directorate
Department of Transport
Private Bag X9043
Pietermaritzburg, 3200.

Applications may alternatively be hand-delivered to the office of the Department of Transport at Inkosi Mhlabunzima Maphumulo House, 172 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, in the vacancy box provided. For the personal attention of Mr. B Hornsby.


  • Mrs. MS Hiela (Empangeni) Tel. No.: 035-787 1442
  • Ms. N Sibiya (Ladysmith) Tel. No.: 034 —312 3017/3942
  • Ms. SA Afrika (Durban) Tel. No.: 031-700 2222

Closing Date:
20th July 2023


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