Former Free State police, roads and transport MEC Butana Komphela has died, his household confirmed to TimesLIVE on Monday.
He was 65.
The older brother to Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Steve Komphela died on the EmoyaMed non-public hospital in Bloemfontein shortly earlier than 4pm.
Household spokesperson Mangaliso Alexander Xaba mentioned Khompela had been admitted to hospital greater than a month in the past for Covid-19 associated remedy.
“The household are awaiting the postmortem outcomes to find out the reason for demise,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the household was in mourning.
“It’s certainly troublesome for the household. To lose the pinnacle of a household isn’t a straightforward factor for anybody.”
In November, Komphela, who beforehand held positions because the MEC for well being within the Free State and who additionally served because the Nationwide Meeting sports activities committee chair, was discovered responsible of culpable murder for his involvement in an accident that claimed the lifetime of 50-year-old Samuel Manyova.
In January 2019, Komphela veered into the suitable lane whereas travelling about 150km/h in an 80km zone from Theunissen to Bloemfontein.
Khompela’s BMW collided with a VW polo with 5 occupants.
Manyova reportedly died on the scene whereas the opposite 4 occupants had been injured.
Regardless of being discovered responsible and sentenced to a few years’ imprisonment, Khompela by no means served any jail time.
His sentence was wholly suspended for 5 years, that means that if he had dedicated an offence of the same nature inside that interval he could be despatched to jail.
JOHANNESBURG – Former Free State police, roads, and transport MEC Butana Komphela, has handed away.
65-year-old Khompela had been admitted to a Bloemfontein hospital over a month in the past for COVID-19 associated remedy.
Nonetheless, his explanation for demise continues to be unknown.
Komphela was previously well being MEC within the Free State and likewise served as Nationwide Meeting sports activities committee chair.