Mongameli Bobani admitted to hospital for Covid-19

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay MMC Mongameli Bobani is in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
  • His lawyer says he is sedated and on a ventilator.
  • The situation is "not good", says his lawyer Danie Gouws.


Nelson Mandela Bay infrastructure and engineering portfolio head Mongameli Bobani is not in a good condition after testing positive for Covid-19, according to his lawyer.

Danie Gouws told News24 that the former mayor felt ill during a council meeting last week Friday.

"He thought that his sugar was low and someone gave him a piece of candy. He went home and didn't return to work on Monday," said Gouws.

Gouws said, by Tuesday, Bobani was admitted to St George's Hospital.

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He said the UDM councillor's condition had worsened and he was suffering from a shortness of breath.

A test was carried out, which returned positive on Wednesday.

Gouws said he was regularly in communication with Bobani's family.

"The family is in a state and his wife can't see him for obvious reasons. It's not good," said Gouws.

According to Gouws, Bobani is currently receiving oxygen on a ventilator, and is sedated.

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