The death of the chairperson Dr. Clarence Mini of The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has been confirmed by the organization.
According to Grace Khoza, the general manager of the council, the chairperson has spent over a month in the hospital. He visited the hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Council of Medical Schemes governs the functioning of the medical scheme profession in the country.
CMS was set-up under the Medical Schemes Act and contains thirteen (13) board members.
Dr. Clarence’s date of birth was in 1951. Grace Khoza mentioned that everyone hoped that Clarence’s hospitalization would lead to his recovery.
She also said that the late chairman served the country very well under his various capacities.
“This wonderful, compassionate, and likable individual leaves a legacy of having served this country and industry in many capacities with great distinction.
“Dr. Mini leaves behind his beloved children Yandi and Nomhle, but above all his soul mate and best friend Mrs. Nancy Mini.
“He shall be sorely missed by his family, colleagues, and all industry stakeholders. May his dearly departed soul, rest in peace,” Khoza said.
Clarence’s death happened amidst the country’s effort to crop the spread of coronavirus.
The country confirmed 10,652 cases of coronavirus with 2016 deaths on Monday. The country carried out 356 067 tests and recorded 4 357 recoveries.
According to the Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, on Monday, about eight (8) million people have undergone screening for the virus.
There has been a total of 356 067 tests conducted both in the private and public sectors in the country.
The Western Cape recorded the biggest increase in cases confirmed with 453 confirmed cases.
The next is the Eastern Cape with 138, Gauteng recorded 19, KwaZulu-Natal recorded 19, North West 5, and the Northern Cape recorded a new case.