- Makosandile Mbokhwa was one of the longest-serving members of the Cape Town fire department
- The 48-year-old division commander lost his battle with Covid-19 on Sunday
- Citizens lamented the loss of the essential worker amid the pandemic in SA
Makosandile Mbokhwe was one of the longest-serving members of the Cape Town fire department.
eNCA reports that the 48-year-old died after contracting the Covid-19 virus, passing away on Sunday.
Mbokhwe had been serving as a division commander at the City of Cape Town's training centre.
His colleagues and the city have paid tribute to a man they say was honourable and who had devoted his life to saving lives.
Mbokhwe was also dubbed a gentle giant whose death has come at an immense loss to the service, Briefly.co.za gathered.
This amazing South African has left behind his wife and three children and will be laid to rest in his hometown Bizana in the Eastern Cape.
Weighing in on Mbokhwe's passing, citizens commented that:
Joe Howards- "The sad reality is that the virus is being spread by the so called " we Know it all" people, despite what you think you know or believe please be considerate, it's all of us responsibility coz someone else's death will be a result of your negligence."
John Buchner- "He was an essential worker he knew the risks. If he had run into a burning building would his death have meant less?"
Natasha Ramdial-" It's sad, because I've being out to do some shopping many people without a mask. I jumped in a taxi not a single person using a mask. What's happening here I'm like shocked. Adults need to be told time and time again to use a mask."
Patric Magwe Machel- "Its really sad to see our people losing their lives like this."
Marilyn Coombe-Heath- "Why do we have to lose honourable men?"
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