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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.108 n.9 Pretoria Sep. 2018







Bongani Mayosi was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of all those who had the privilege of meeting him, however fleetingly. Like all those who knew him, I am deeply affected by his untimely death. I cannot add to the substantive commentaries already here. All I can do is add the translation of the poignant isiXhosa words offered by another great, Prof. Ntobeko Ntusi:

'Sleep in peace Rhadebe [his clan name]. Sleep in peace, you who have been the most victorious of victors. That which God sent you here [to do], you accomplished. A good effort you put in. And now you have completed your race.'

Rest well, Bongani. You are sorely missed.


Bridget Farham


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