Bongani Mayosi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
Bongani Mayosi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial official funeral for the late cardiologist, Prof Bongani Mayosi.

Mayosi‚ the 51-year-old dean of health sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a world-renowned cardiologist‚ died on Friday July 27. His devastated family confirmed that he had taken his own life after a long battle with depression.

Special provincial official funerals are designated for distinguished persons in SA. Ramaphosa instructed that the national flag be flown at half-mast in the Western Cape on Saturday, when his funeral will be held in Cape Town.

Mayosi was the dean of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Cape Town and an A-rated National Research Foundation researcher.

Ramaphosa again extended his deepest condolences to Mayosi’s family‚ relatives‚ friends and the health science community, on Thursday. A memorial service will be held for Mayosi at UCT on Thursday.

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