The News of Dr. Vejay Ramlakan’s passing came just two days ago, he was the personal physician of Nelson Mandela and former surgeon-general of the countries armed forces.
Ramlakan’s passing occurred on Thursday, 27th August 2020 at the age of 62.
President Ramaphosa this afternoon has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the retried Lt General of the South African National Defence Force.
The former Surgeon-General contributed to the liberation of all South Africans as one of the founding members of the United Democratic Front and as a member of the African National Congress’ armed wing, uMkhonto we Sizwe.
“My thoughts are with Gen 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.” says Ramaphosa