- Sam Mkokeli has tragically revealed that he had lost both parents to Covid-19
- He took to social media to share the sad news and revealed that his dad passed a week after he buried his mom
- EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi reached out to Sam to comfort him and sent his condolences during this difficult time
Sam Mkokeli, an advisor to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, has revealed that he has tragically lost both his parents to Covid-19.
He took to Twitter to share the tragic news, saying that he lost his dad a week after burying his mom.
Covid-19 had torn families apart and taken many loved ones marking 2020 as a truly tragic year.
"My father, my hero died this morning hardly a week after burying my mother. They both tested positive for Covid-19 in November. The family is very positive and resolute in its faith and also embraces death as a necessary, final, physical journey."
EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi reached out to Sam and sent his condolences and said that nothing in the world compares to the tragic loss of both parents in succession.
"Sincere condolences Sam. Nothing in the world compares to the loss of parents, in a successive manner. May your family be comforted in these difficult times. May their souls rest in perfect peace."
Earlier in December, Sam revealed that he had lost his mother to Covid-19.
"Grateful to friends and family for support and guidance. While Covid-19 may be the overarching issue, we are truly blessed and appreciative of the loving moments we had with our mother. Her love literally lives on in our hearts. Rest in peace MaZikhali, Joyo, Tiyeka."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the second wave of Covid-19 has proven to be far deadlier than the first with the number of deaths from the virus.
In a tragic incident, it has been reported that eight nuns based in KwaZulu-Natal have succumbed to the virus.
The nuns were members of the Daughters of St Francis in Port Shepstone, the first nun was lost on 10 December with the eighth losing her fight yesterday according to IOL.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zimbabwean government has opted to effectively ban Christmas parties amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Home Affairs Minister for the region, Kazembe Kazembe says that police will be out in full force to reinforce lockdown regulations.
“We are not yet out of the Covid-19 woes. The country is in the second wave of the virus. Parties will not be permissible during the festive season."
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