Family spokesperson Dr Mthembeni Tebelele says this is a tough time for his family.
“Truly this is a very difficult time for the family and for Nelson Mandela Bay. A very difficult time for the province, knowing that this is an outstanding person. We lost a pioneer who was in a project of solving some of the problems in the country. It’s a loss that cannot be replaced soon.”
His students say he was always eager to teach them, as Savanna Barter explains, ” For us, on the emergency side, we have close relations with Professor Pepeta. We have close relations on clinical platforms. He was willing to teach us, it’s a tragic loss to the clinical side as well as Eastern Cape.”
In the video below, condolences continue to pour in for Professor Lungile Pepeta: