“Farewell to my guardian angel”: Kungawo Pepeta

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The daughter of late Eastern Cape paediatric cardiologist Professor Lungile Pepeta has described her father as a trailblazer, saying she hopes he will fulfill that role in heaven as he did on earth.

In an emotional tribute, Kungawo says she has lost a father and her best friend, saying she is proud of all that he had managed to achieve.

Pepeta’s funeral service and burial took place on Wednesday at Nkantolo village in Mbizana.

He died from COVID-19 related complications at a Port Elizabeth hospital on Friday at the age of 46.

Kungawo says even though things are tough at the moment, the family will regain strength and rise again.

“I hope in heaven you are a trailblazer as you were on this earth. I’m happy because you are now out guardian angel and forever will be until we meet again.”

Pepeta was hailed for his contribution to the health fraternity

Dignitaries and speakers at Pepeta’s funeral service hailed his dedication to the medical fraternity.

Family spokesperson Dr Mthembeni Tebelele says Pepeta served with distinction; and was passionate in his pursuit for decent health services in the rural areas.

Pepeta also had a dream of establishing a medical school at the Nelson Mandela University.

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane and other speakers said they would ensure that this dream becomes a reality.

The video below is Professor Pepeta’s funeral service: