Former Free State MEC Butana 'Computer' Komphela dies

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  • Former Free State MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Butana Komphela has died.
  • He died on Monday afternoon.
  • Komphela served as MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Social Development as well as MEC for Health in the Free State.

Former Free State MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Butana 'Computer' Komphela has died, Free State Premier Sefora Ntombela confirmed on Monday.

Komphela died on Monday afternoon.

Ntombela said that she was deeply saddened by Komphela's sudden death. She described him as a passionate, loyal, and patriotic man whose death has left a void which will be difficult to fill.

"It was with profound sadness and shock that I learnt of the passing away of former MEC Butana Komphela this afternoon. I have known him for many years and had the pleasure of working with him when we both served as MECs in the Free State Provincial Government."

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Ntombela said Komphela was passionate about serving the people of the Free State and would stop at nothing in ensuring that his vision of a prosperous province was realised.

"Computer, as we used to call him, was one of a kind."

"I am absolutely devastated by this terrible news as are the people of the province. Komphela has left an indelible mark and his name and memory shall forever be etched in our hearts. We have lost an incredibly good man and we are going to miss him dearly," she added.

Komphela served as MEC for Police, Roads and  Transport, Social Development as well as MEC for Health in the province. 

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