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.”

UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa speaks to the SABC about Filtane’s passing: