Mbekwa family looses son after brain scare

2015-07-23 06:00

Buntu Mbekwa will be missed.

Buntu Mbekwa will be missed.

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The Mbekwa family has been dealt a huge blow following the passing of their son after a short illness that caught everyone off guard.

Bantu Mbekwa is the son of Dr Monde Mbekwa, a former Fezeka High School teacher, who is currently serving as an associate professor and head of department at the school of science andamp; mathematics education at the University of the Western Cape.

Bantu, 28, died last Friday, a few days short of his birthday.

According to his father, he died as a result of a brain haemorrhage after complaining of headaches.

“He called me while he was at work saying that he was suffering from a major headache and asked if I could fetch him.

We immediately left for his workplace in Observatory.”

Dr Mbekwa said they later sent him to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with brain haemorrhage.

He was operated on at the Durbanville Mediclinic, after which he did not recuperate.

“Bleeding in the brain is usually caused by an accident or blow to the head; the use of drugs as well as when someone has thin blood vessels, which then burst.” Dr vMbekwa said his son was a smoker, but did not take drugs.

Buntu Mbekwa will be laid to rest on Sunday, with the funeral procession taking place at Langa Seventh-day Adventist Church

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