Special provincial funeral for Prof Mayosi

Thursday, August 2, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial official funeral for Professor Bongani Mayosi.

“This category of a funeral is designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for distinguished persons. The President has instructed that the National Flag be flown at half-mast in Western Cape Province on the day of his funeral,” said the Presidency on Thursday.

Mayosi, who passed away on Friday, was the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town and an A-rated National Research Foundation researcher.

On Thursday, President Ramaphosa extended his condolences to the Mayosi family, relatives, friends and health science fraternity on their loss.

The cardiologist’s family announced in a statement on Saturday that Mayosi committed suicide, following a struggle with depression.

Mayosi was a recipient of the Order of Mapungubwe in silver for his contribution to scientific advancement.

The details of the funeral will be communicated by the Western Cape Provincial Government. – SAnews.gov.za