DA MP Cameron MacKenzie dies of Covid-19

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  • DA MP Cameron MacKenzie has succumbed to Covid-19.
  • According to party chief whip Natasha Mazzone, MacKenzie died on Wednesday night.
  • The DA has expressed its condolences to all families who have lost loved ones due to Covid-19.

DA MP Cameron MacKenzie has died after a battle with Covid-19.

In a statement on Thursday, DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone confirmed MacKenzie's death.

"Cameron was a valued member of the party's parliamentary caucus and a dear friend who will be missed sorely. South Africa has lost a great public servant who served his country diligently and with the utmost passion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cameron's wife, Lisa, and their three children. We send them strength and love during this time of immeasurable loss," she said.

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According to Mazzone, MacKenzie died on Wednesday night after a severe battle with Covid-19.

"Our thoughts are with those who still continue to battle against Covid-19, and we urge all South Africans to remain safe during these difficult times," she said.

Cameron Mackenzie
DA MP Cameron Mackenzie.

MacKenzie becomes the 14th known MP to die of Covid-19.

The ANC has been hardest hit by Covid-19-related deaths among its MPs.

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Earlier in the year, the ANC moved to replaced five MPs - all of whom had died of Covid-19 complications.

Among those who died was former Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, whose position as MP was filled by Xiaomei Havard from Gauteng.

Four other vacant positions were filled after the death of MPs Pumza Dyantyi, Loyiso Mpumlwana, Nomvuzo Shabalala and Nombulelo Hermans.

ANC MP Tozama Mantashe, the sister of ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, was the latest to die of Covid-19.

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