Greetings Royal Rastafari family
We have been inexpressibly saddened and shocked by the transition of our beloved eight one year old Patriarch, Nyah Binghi Priest, States man, Ambassador Pioneer and Councilor, Ancient Bongo Rocky, at the Shashamanie Tabernacle in Ethiopia on Wednesday 15TH Sept 2010 . Once again, death has stretched out its hand to snatched from our midst a corner stone of the Nyah Binghi Order.
To his family Mama Baby I, Bongo Rupert (Rupie) and those of his friends, we extend our deepest condolences. As we mourn his passing we hope that his transition will inspire us all to redouble our efforts to ensure the continued effectiveness of the Nyah Binghi Order, Rastafari Sustainable Development, Collective Security and the fulfillment of the Nyah Binghi Creed.
Incient Bongo Rocky had repatriated to Ethiopia a decade ago with his Iloved Queen Baby I, since then he has served with distinction as Elder Statesman and Ambassador of the Rastafari Nation. He has headed delegations and meetings with Heads of State, politicians, AU representatives, as well as local and regional dignitaries on behalf of the Shashamanie community and the Nation of Rastafari.
‘Bongo Rock’, as he was fondly called was an inspiration to all those came before his presence , many were blessed by his word sound in cyberspace ,he set the example for Reparation with strong determination and was the focal point for to visitors to the Shashamanie Tabernacle
The wonderful works of the Ancient was manifested on the Shashamanie Nyah Binghi grounds whereby he used his small funds to decorate the place making it show piece to behold, Incient Congo Rock was unrepentant and declared the divinity of Qadamawi Haile Selassie without apology, his global appeal was for mass repatriation to Africa and the continuous struggle for African liberation and redemption from Neo-colonialism
Congo Rocky had multiple ailments and had being been suffering for some time and had lost considerable amount of weight. It is hardly necessary to say more of his suffering however we express ourselves profoundly about the greatness of his character, and about his dedication to a purposeful life, his selfless devotion to help those in trouble, his respect for truth and justice and his burning patriotic zeal for Ethiopia all of which touch our heart deeply at this hour
So when the flesh is down InI will keep his memory high, knowing that Qadamawi Haile Selassie is forIver Even though the storm of aggression that upset the tranquility of the world was a severe test of ancient Congo Rocky moral endurance, it did not overwhelm him, it was to him a test of faith to obey the great and merciful Qadamawi Haile Selassie
Now is the Iwah of transition, as life journey closes .Ancient Congo Rocky, you have slept but although you depart from us physically, your works and your name will always remain among us
Dry up your tears and chant Rastafari, dry up your tears and chant fear well to Incient Priest, Patriarch and Iloved Ancestor Congo Rocky
Guidance and blessings
Ras Flako Tafari
Nyah Binghi Ancient Council