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UCT Professor, South African Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Commits Suicide After 2-Year Battle With Depression

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UCT Professor, South African Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Commits Suicide After 2-Year Battle With Depression

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The family of University of Cape Town Professor, Bongani Mayoni who took his own life in the wee hours of Friday after a long battle with depression has released a press statement.

According to the statement made available to TimesLive on Saturday, Prof Mayoni, a Cardiologist and a professor at the University of Cape Town took the desperate decision to end his pain in the early hours of Friday the 27th of July 2018.

The 51-year-old Dean was married with children at the time he ended his life.

Mayosi who was born in Mthatha area of Cape Town was inspired to study medicine by his father.

He attended Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of Kwazulu Natal where he met his wife, Nonhlanhla Khumalo.

He is survived by two daughters and his wife.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Kike Ijomoh

    July 29, 2018 at 1:55 AM

    A life without Christ is nothing but tragedy.

  2. iron bar

    July 29, 2018 at 4:11 AM

    mental health is real.cnn anchor bourdain comes to mind.no matter the status or position.it could strike anything.orevention is better than cure

  3. fifelomo

    July 29, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Rip

  4. Bridget

    July 30, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Indeed a life without Christ is miserable more especial if you have everything in the world, but a part inside there’s always a space depends how do you fill in the gap. When God in His word wish everyone to be saved He was not making any mistake. So in whatever that is happening you will realize that Jesus Christ is always the best or should I say only solution to these problems.

  5. MADAM ERANKO

    July 30, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    OVERWORKING CAN CAUSE YOU DEPRESSION PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO UPGRADE THEIR MIND.

    YOU UPGRADE YOUR CAR AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS THINGS BUT YOU FORGOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
    SOMETIMES IT MIGHT BE AN UNEXPLAINED THINGS BEHIND CLOSED DOOR, THERE ARE A LOT OF SPELLS FROM PEOPLE WHO HATE YOU SECRETLY OR YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING HORRIBLE.

  6. Mmabatho

    July 31, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    He suffered from depression because he was pressurised by white colonist for supporting the #fees must fall movement, he asked for a transfer of which he was denied.

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