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BREAKING: Gordon Kegakilwe Dies Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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North West MEC for COGTHA, Gordon Kegakilwe passed away. Gordon Kegakilwe has died of COVID-19.

Gordon Kegakilwe has died after suffering from #COVID19 pneumonia, as confirmed by the provincial premier’s office.

It’s understood he was being transported from a Vryburg hospital to a Klerksdorp facility today when he went into cardiac arrest.

His death was first confirmed by SABC news. SABC News wrote… North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in North West, Gordon Kegakilwe is reported to have died from COVID-19. He has died of COVID-19 related complications.

The office of North West Premier, Job Mokgora has confirmed the MEC’s passing and is expected to release a statement later tonight. Kegakilwe died in hospital this afternoon after testing positive for the coronavirus last week. For more, let’s cross to our reporter, Samkele Maseko.

The Statement Reads Below..

[REST IN PEACE MEC KEGAKILWE] North West Premier, Prof Job Mokgoro, has announced with profound sadness, that the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs, Mr Gordon Kegakilwe passed away today, Monday, 06 July 2020 after a short and serious illness.

MEC Kegakilwe was admitted with COVID pneumonia yesterday afternoon at the Vryburg Private Hospital and was immediately put on oxygen; and a decision was taken this morning to transfer him to a medical facility in Klerksdorp.

He was transported from Vryburg to Klerksdorp in an ambulance and upon arrival in Klerksdorp, he suffered a cardiac arrest and despite all the efforts by the medical personnel, he succumbed and lost his life.

On behalf of the people of the North West and the Provincial Government, Premier Mokgoro has sent his condolences to the family and friends of the late MEC Kegakilwe, who he said “had distinguished himself as one of the finest to have come from the ranks of the governing African National Congress and a tried and tested leader”. May His Soul Rest in Peace. #NWPG #RIPGordenKegakilwe

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