Ramaphosa pays tribute to late physician and liberation fighter Vejay Ramlakan
SA President Cyril Ramaphosa has relayed his condolences to the friends and family of former SA National Defence Force (SANDF) surgeon-general Lieutenant-General Vejay Ramlakan.
Ramlakan died on Thursday at the age of 62 from suspected heart attack.
Ramaphosa paid tribute to him and praised him for his unwavering commitment during the struggle against apartheid in a statement on Sunday
He described Ramlakan as one of those who contributed to the liberation of South Africans.
He was one of the founding members of the United Democratic Front and a member of the ANC’s armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe.
He was also former president Nelson Mandela’s personal doctor for a decade.
“My thoughts are with General Ramlakan’s family, friends, comrades and former colleagues.
“We will remember him not only for his noble contribution in the struggle for liberation but for the many years of great work as the physician to the father of our nation, former president Mandela. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.
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