ANC volunteer, 19, dies shortly after voting

2016-08-03 22:49

Cape Town - The African National Congress in the Western Cape on Wednesday mourned the death of a youth volunteer, who collapsed and died shortly after casting his vote in Struisbaai in the Overberg.

Armand Clarence Marthinus, 19, succumbed after a suspected heart attack at the voting station, the provincial ANC said in a statement.

He is survived by his fisherman father Adam, care-worker mother Clara and sister Claudia.

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"The ANC dips its banner in honour of a loyal youth volunteer," ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs said.

"Marthinus appeared to be a fit young man so his collapse came as a blow. He was rushed to the hospital, but on the way medics could not detect any vital signs."

Jacobs said the ANC was saddened by the untimely departure of a dedicated worker. "His family, friends and comrades are in our thoughts at this time of mourning.”

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