South Africans are grappling with the news of the untimely death of Dr Bongani Mayosi who was the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Mayosi took his own life after suffering from depression.
He made a name for himself when he discovered the genetic mutation that causes heart failure.
Dr Fundile Nyathi who knew Dr Mayosi from their high school years says his death is a blow to humanity.
This man had a very clear purpose and he followed it so well and he still had to do so much. We are poorer with his demise.— Dr. Fundile Nyati, knew Dr Mayosi from their high school days at St John's College in Mthatha
He was always sharing his knowledge and information. He really was a good person to know, he was an asset to humanity.— Dr. Fundile Nyati, knew Dr Mayosi from their high school days at St John's College in Mthatha
Chairperson of the SA Medical Research Council Professor Mike Sathekge says they always relied on Dr Mayosi to direct them and he was a solutionist.
What set him apart is that he was humble, selfless and had the passion to help the needy.— Professor Mike Sathekge, Chairperson of the SA Medical Research Council
We have lost a pioneer and a genius of South Africa.— Professor Mike Sathekge, Chairperson of the SA Medical Research Council
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