The chairperson of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) Dr Clarence Mini has passed away from COVID-19 complications, the council body confirmed on Tuesday.
“Today, we wake up to the sad news of the passing on of Dr Clarence Mazwangwandile Mini, the Chairperson of Council for Medical Schemes (CMS),” said Grace Khoza, general manager for stakeholder relations at the CMS.
“This indeed is a sad day for the CMS and the medical schemes industry as a whole. Dr Mini contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) and was hospitalised for more than a month, and all of us were hoping that he would pull through.
“This wonderful, compassionate and likeable individual leaves a legacy of having served this country and industry in many capacities with great distinction. Dr Mini leaves behind his beloved children Yandi and Nomhle, but above all his soul mate and best friend Mrs Nancy Mini.
“He shall be sorely missed by his family, colleagues and all industry stakeholders.
May his dearly departed soul, rest in peace.”
The CMS is a body that makes sure all medical aid in the country is run properly, and he was appointed by the minister of health to chair the council.
It supervises a massive and very important industry comprising more than 80 medical schemes registered in the country.
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