Craven to undergo more surgery

2011-09-23 13:11
Johannesburg - Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven was to undergo a second operation at Linksfield hospital in Johannesburg on Friday, his wife said.

"This is a much smaller operation... he hopes to get home sometime soon," Norma Craven said.
"He's stable. He's fine... it's a routine operation."

She said Craven was admitted to hospital on Monday while on leave from work and underwent his first operation that day.

During his leave, he had taken his first trip back to the United Kingdom in 20 years to visit family, she said.

On Thursday, spokesperson for the National Union of Metalworkers of SA, Castro Ngobese, wished Craven a speedy recovery.

He said Craven had not taken a break in four years and was admitted due to "fatigue and ill-health".

Craven's wife said it was not altogether true that her husband had worked without taking leave.

"He did make time for family and friends, taking a bit of leave every now and then."

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