Temba Tennyson Buhlungu and his partner Nobantu Ethelina Buhlungu died in hospital in Tsolo, their kid Siyabonga Buhlungu stated on Monday.
He said his mother succumbed to the virus initially on 20 June and his father died on 24 June.
Temba, 68, used to work for the Department of Public Works as a craftsmen, while his partner, aged 64, was a stay-at-home mom.
Vice Chancellor Teacher Sakhela Buhlungu (Picture: University of Fort Hare via Twitter)
The couple was buried in Tyeni in Tsolo on Saturday.
” We are shattered by the passing of our bro and sister-in-law within days of each other due to Covid-19 We derive strength from the thousands of messages of alleviation, assistance and uniformity from buddies, coworkers, community leaders and pals throughout the world. Coronavirus is a ruthless killer. Let us continue to share information and lessons,” stated Professor Buhlungu.
Siyabonga included that the couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would remember them for the love and assistance they provided. He described being raised by his moms and dads as a blessing, having actually learnt discipline, respect and independence from them.
” Losing them due to Covid-19 is the hardest negative occasion in our lives but we have actually accepted and thank them for preparing us for this occasion. Might their gorgeous souls rest in peace,” stated the more youthful Buhlungu.
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