The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is mourning the death of the party’s Deputy National Chairperson Mncedisi Filtane. He was also a member of the Eastern Cape provincial legislature.
He was admitted in hospital on Friday due to low oxygen levels and died on Sunday morning.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has conveyed his condolences to Filtane’s family.
“He was admitted to hospital on Friday with low oxygen levels and died (on Sunday) morning. We have lost a gentleman and a father. We are at this time extending our sympathy to his wife, children and family as we gather them in our thoughts and prayers.”
Tragedy has struck: UDM Deputy Chairperson &MPL, Mncedisi Filtane has passed away this morning due to Covid-19.
We are terribly shocked by this loss as we now try to console the Filtane family.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/vjDSSum9ll
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) November 22, 2020
We have lost a gentleman. Rest in eternal peace Tat’uFiltane.
— UDM (@UDmRevolution) November 22, 2020
When I spoke to you before you admitted in hospital on Friday, you gave me your word that you were not going to leave us, Zizi. But God decided otherwise. We will miss you. I will personally miss YOU dearly. ❤️@BantuHolomisa @UDmRevolution pic.twitter.com/qt0rD06oTf
— Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (@N_Kwankwa) November 22, 2020
UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa speaks to the SABC about Filtane’s passing: