Former ANC heavyweight Mluleki George has succumbed to Covid-19

Former ANC heavyweight Mluleki George has succumbed to Covid-19

- Mluleki George has passed on after contracting Covid-19

- His death has come as a shock to many of his peers who describe the passing as very sudden and unexpected

- George was a former ANC giant who had left the party in support of former president Thabo Mbeki who was replaced by Jacob Zuma at the time

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Mzansi has been left shocked by the death of Mluleki George who passed on Wednesday morning this week. According to reports, George's death comes on after a short battle with the deadly Coronavirus.

George has been described as someone who is a unifying figure in sport by many of those who worked with him before his untimely passing.

SA Football Association's Danny Jordaan has said that he was left truly shocked by George's death, also adding that he had known George for a very long time before his passing. According to Jordaan, George had helped unify South African sports as the country emerged from apartheid struggles.

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According to a News24 article, George was a part of those who had broken away from the ANC after the party had suspended former President Thabo Mbeki. George and a few others decided to publicly cut ties with the ANC in support of Mbeki.

South Africans have had this to say about his death:

@Mando23410905 said:

"Another soccer fallen hero. MHSRIP."

@bigkoostar said:

"I remember after Zuma won 2007 Polokwane conference, this comrade was the Chair of ANC Amathole Region. He decided to resign from the ANC. This was the reason I had to fight hard for the ANC to win 2009 national elections. May his soul RIP!"
Former ANC heavyweight Mluleki George has succumbed to Covid-19

Mluleki George has passed away after contracting Covid-19. Image: @springboks
Source: Twitter

In other news, in addition to Rachel Kolisi, two more members of the Kolisi household have contracted Covid-19. Rachel shared her Covid-19 positive test result with South Africans on 27 December.

Rachel had shared her Covid-19 journey with the rest of South Africa on her Instagram page and also revealed that they had tested the whole family.

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Liphelo (13) and their daughter Keziah (3) tested positive for the virus. She revealed that Liphelo had experience symptoms that adults experience, remarking that it has been very rough on the family.

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