- Free State MEC for Health Butana Komphela has died after succumbing to complications as a result of the Covid-19 virus and South Africans are in mourning
- Komphela who had a brush with the law recently served as MEC for Health in the Free State and also chaired the National Assembly Sports Committee
- Butana is also the younger brother of Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Steve Komphela and sports fans across the country shared their messages of condolences online
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South Africans are in mourning after news broke that Free State MEC Butana Komphela died in hospital due to Covid-19 complications. According to a Times Live report, Komphela took his last breaths at a private hospital in Bloemfontein yesterday.
The Times Live piece that Komphela was the MEC for health in the Free State and also chaired the National Assembly sports committee.
He had some trouble with the law when he was found guilty on a culpable homicide charge which led to the death of a man, 50.
After hearing the news of his untimely death, peeps questioned whether he had been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
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“Whole MEC was not vaccinated??”
“May his soul rest in peace!”
“Covid-19 is still taking lives.”
“Former Transport & Roads MEC in Free State Butana Komphela has passed away after a lengthy hospitalization.”
“Rest in Peace. Ntate Butana Komphela. Condolences to coach Steve Komphela and the rest of the family.”
“Condolences to the Komphela family following the untimely passing of the legendary Butana Komphela. Worked well with him when he was still chair of the parliamentary portfolio for sport. Letsogo mo godimo ga le lengwe @komphelasteve.”
“Yoh... May your soul find eternal peace Ntate Butana Komphela.”
“Mamelodi Sundowns have lost, shame. Former Free State MEC Butana Komphela dies after Covid-19 hospital admission.”
Hana Horka: Singer dies after intentionally catching Covid-19 over Christmas to get natural immunity
In a previous article News Briefly wrote about another media figure who died as a result of the virus.
Hana Horka, 57, a folk singer from the Czech Republic, was unvaccinated and had posted on social media that she was recovering after testing positive. However, she died two days later. Intentionally got Covid-19 Her son Jan Rek told BBC his mother intentionally got infected when he and his father got the virus.
Rek and his father, who are both fully vaccinated, caught Covid over Christmas, but his mother chose to expose herself to the virus.
"She should have isolated for a week because we tested positive. But she was with us the whole time," he said.
Source: Briefly News