Covid-19 lands Bongani Bongo in hospital

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Covid-19 lands Bongani Bongo in hospital
SICKLY: Suspended ANC NEC member Bongani Bongo spent two weeks in hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/ZK

Bongo spent close to 10 days at a Tshwane hospital.


Suspended ANC NEC member Bongani Bongo has been admitted at a posh Tshwane private hospital after contracting Covid-19. 

This is the second time in 2 years the top Ace Magashule ally is hospitalised – first it was in August 2019 when he was admitted at the Waterfall Netcare Hospital in Midrand for suspected food poisoning and now due to Covid-19. 

New information shows the quiet Bongo spent close to two weeks at the Life Wilgers Hospital, east of Pretoria.

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He was diagnosed with respiratory problems earlier in the month of July, 013NEWS has learnt that he was asked to remain at the hospital for about 10 days.

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Sources said Bongo was still trying to recuperate from the disease and was not able to meet comrades as he was still recovering. 

Bongo was suspended for corruption allegations along with ally secretary-general Ace Magashule following an ANC NEC decision in May 2021.

The decision wanted leaders charged with corruption in a court of law to step aside, as per a resolution that was taken at ANC’s elective conference at NASREC in 2017. 

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Bongo is former minister of state security, appointed by now jailed former President Jacob Zuma who is serving 15-months in prison for contempt of court. He also served as the chairperson of parliament’s portfolio committee on Home Affairs. 

(edited by ZK)

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