North West MEC Gordon Kegakilwe dies from Covid-19



Published Jul 7, 2020


DURBAN – Gordon Kegakilwe the North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, has died from Covid-19 and pneumonia.

Premier Job Mokgoro stated in a statement that Kegakilwe died on Monday, after a "short and serious illness". Kegakilwe had tested positive for Covid-19.

Kegakilwe was being transferred to a medical facility in Klerksdorp, from Vryburg Hospital, when he had he suffered a cardiac arrest. In a statement, the North West Government said: "MEC Kegakilwe was admitted with Covid-pneumonia on Sunday afternoon at the Vryburg Private Hospital and was immediately put on oxygen, and a decision was taken on Monday morning to transfer him to a medical facility in Klerksdorp.

"He was transported from Vryburg to Klerksdorp in an ambulance and upon arrival in Klerksdorp, he suffered a cardiac arrest and despite all the efforts by the medical personnel, he succumbed and lost his life.”

North West Premier, Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro had sent his condolences to Kegakilwe’s family and friends. Mokgoro said: He had distinguished himself as one of the finest to have come from the ranks of the governing African National Congress and a tried and tested leader."

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