CMS chairperson Professor Lungile Pepeta dies of Covid-19 | News24

CMS chairperson Professor Lungile Pepeta dies of Covid-19 | News24
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Professor Lungile Pepeta.

  • Professor Lungile Pepeta died of Covid-19 on Friday, reportedly after being placed on a ventilator.
  • He was a renowned paediatric cardiologist and had been helping to spearhead the response to Covid-19.
  • Pepeta took up the chair at the CMS following the death of Dr Clarence Mini, also from the virus.

Nelson Mandela University’s health sciences executive dean and chairperson of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), Professor Lungile Pepeta, has died of Covid-19.

He was on a ventilator at the Life St George’s Hospital and died on Friday, according to Netwerk24.

Pepeta was a renowned paediatric cardiologist and, more recently, had helped…



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