Apr. 6 (GIN) – A passionate advocate for national health care in South Africa has passed. Dr. Molefi Sefularo died tragically in a car accident in Pretoria West on Monday.
Accolades for the 53-year old Deputy Health Minister poured in all week. Frans Baleni of the National Union of Mineworkers noted that Sefularo had been a hope for many hopeless, poor and marginalized South Africans… ... particularly as champion of the National Health Insurance which stands to benefit many poor South Africans.”
ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga agreed the country has been robbed of a dynamic and talented leader with a passion for social justice and a deep care for the poor. The Inkatha Freedom Party expressed its condolences, saying Sefularo's death had left the country poorer.
Sefularo held diplomas in tropical medicine, public health and health service management from the university and had lectured in the department of community health.
Sefularo leaves a wife and 3 daughters, Bonolo, Masechaba and Ipelang, and one son, Chere.