Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Merafhe flown to South Africa

Vice President Lt Gen Mompati Merafhe, who was admitted at Bokamoso Private Hospital, was on Saturday morning referred to South Africa after his condition failed to improve ÔÇô it has been reported.

The Office of the President issued a statement Saturday morning those doctors attending the Vice President “have decided to refer him to a hospital in the Republic of South Africa for further medical tests and management of his condition. Once again H.E. the President, Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, on behalf of the nation, wishes His Honour the Vice President a speedy recovery.”

Earlier in the week, the Office of the President had issued a press statement denying reports that the Vice-President had suffered a heart attack. In a brief response, government spokesperson, Jeff Ramsay, confirmed that, on medical advice, “Vice-President Merafhe was admitted to hospital yesterday for some tests. He is otherwise in good condition”. He continued, “further to the above, while this office is not in a position to go into private medical matters, we can nonetheless dismiss the reported rumour that His Honour suffered a coronary arrest”.

Doctors at Bokamoso Private Hospital where the Vice President was admitted are reported to have decided to refer him to South Africa after his condition failed to improve.

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