| Weak Lotto operator chair Bongani Khumalo dies after contracting Covid-19

Professor Bongani Khumalo, the chairperson of dilapidated lotto operator, Gidani, has died, usual 68.

In accordance to the SABC, which Khumalo served as a board member for 2 years, he died as a results of Covid-19 issues at the age of 68.

In 2016, Khumalo turn out to be as soon as known as as the first peep in an investigation by Parliament into various allegations at the general public broadcaster. 

In an announcement on Wednesday, the ANC described Khumalo as one amongst the nation’s most dedicated public servants. 

“After 1994, Dr Khumalo dedicated most of his time and vitality to the reconstruction and pattern of the nation. He served his nation with distinction. The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, mates and colleagues. We desire them energy and fortitude in their second of trouble.”

Khumalo had served on a few boards – chairperson of Transnet from 2001 to 2004 and board member at Anglo American Platinum.

I misplaced a cheerleader and the finest supporter! I met Prof Bongani Khumalo in 1990 when I turn out to be as soon as the National Organiser of the National Training Disaster Committee(NECC). He turn out to be my mentor & segment of my family. He turn out to be as soon as my son Dikgang’s godfather – he turn out to be as soon as a huge man! RIP Mntungwa!

— Terry Tselane (@terrytselane) December 30, 2020

The National Lotteries Rate (NLC) hailed Khumalo for his time as chairperson of the lottery operator. At some level of that time – from 2007 to 2015 – the nationwide lottery’s contribution to the National Lottery Distribution Have faith Fund surpassed R1 billion for the first time and ushered in the introduction of the Powerball.

“Prof Khumalo turn out to be as soon as a pioneering change leader who on the whole emphasised the significance of figuring out oneself as an African in how one impacts the realm in a most up-to-date period, even building an pastime in astronomy,” said the NLC.

Shrimp print for Khumalo’s funeral are yet to be presented. 

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