Gcobani Maswana was a well known Eastern Cape senior government official.
Maswana, a seasoned communications practitioner, was the head of the communication division at the provincial social development department in Bhisho. He had been with the department for 15 years.
Maswana family spokesperson Bonisile Ndabambi said he died from Covid-19 on Tuesday at a Port Elizabeth hospital.
“He died in the early hours of this morning and we are planning to bury him on Saturday,” said Ndabambi.
Lusithi said she had learnt of Maswana’s death with great sadness and shock and described it as a tragic loss.
Lusithi said “Maswana’s untimely passing is an immense blow to the department, the Eastern Cape provincial government, and the community of the Eastern Cape,”.
He died at the age of 52.