Cell C CEO suffers stroke

The mobile operator says Alan Knott-Craig has been admitted to hospital after suffering a minor stroke.

The mobile operator says Alan Knott-Craig has been admitted to hospital after suffering a minor stroke. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Cell C Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alan Knott-Craig has been admitted to hospital after suffering a minor stroke, the company said in a statement on Monday afternoon.

According to the mobile operator, he is responding well to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

In January 2012, Knott-Craig spoke to 567 CapeTalk/Talk Radio 702's Bruce Whitfield about previous health scares and how he managed to continue running a major company.

"I've managed to get my health sorted out. I'm feeling quite perky and young enough to give this thing one more shot. Cell C's always interested me as a company and I thought they could perform much better."

Cell C Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) José Dos Santos has been appointed as acting CEO in the interim.

The operator appealed to the public to give Knott-Craig space and time to recover.

"No further information can be provided at this stage and we kindly ask that his privacy be respected at this time."