Council for Medical Schemes chairperson Dr Mini dies of Covid-19

Council for Medical Schemes chairperson Dr Mini dies of Covid-19

- Dr Clarence Mini has passed away from the novel coronavirus

- Dr Mini was the chairperson of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)

- He had been battling Covid-19 in a hospital for over a month before passing away

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Dr Clarence Mini - the chairperson of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) - has passed away after fighting the coronavirus for over a month.

The CMS confirmed his death and revealed Dr Mini had been hospitalised while battling Covid-19 but he succumbed to the dreaded virus.

CMS' statement read:

"Today, we wake up to the sad news of the passing on of Dr Clarence Mazwangwandile Mini, the Chairperson of Council for Medical Schemes (CMS). This is a sad day for the CMS and the medical schemes industry as a while. Dr Mini contracted coronavirus (Covid-19) and was hospitalised for more than a month, and all of us were hoping that he would pull through.
"This wonderful, compassionate and likeable individual leaves a legacy of having served this country and industry in many capacities with great distinction. Dr Mini leaves behind his beloved children, Yandi and Nomhle, but above all his soul mate and best friend, Mrs Nancy Mini. He shall be sorely missed by his family, colleagues and all industry stakeholders. May his dearly departed soul rest in peace."

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Earlier, reported Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that SA has recorded 698 new Covid-19 infections.

This brings the total number of cases up to 11 350 on Monday, with the death toll spiking to 206 - The Western Cape remains a great concern, with the province recording over 6 000 cases on Tuesday.

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