Presidency: Ramaphosa's spokesperson Mamoepa critical after falling ill
The veteran spin doctor, Ronnie Mamoepa, had reportedly undergone surgery in June after falling ill.
CAPE TOWN - Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa is in a critical condition in hospital after falling ill, the office of the deputy president has announced.
News about his condition was made public following unconfirmed reports of his death making rounds on social media.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited his Spokesperson, Mr Ronnie Mamoepa, in a Pretoria hospital on Saturday evening, 22 July 2017.(1/3)— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) July 22, 2017
Mr Mamoepa was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 18 June 2017.(2/3)— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) July 22, 2017
Following the latest visit by DP Ramaphosa, Mr Mamoepa remained in a critical, unstable condition as at 21h00 on Saturday 22 July 2017.(3/3)— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) July 22, 2017
In June, Times Live reported that Mamoepa had undergone surgery.
At the request of Mamoepa’s family and his doctors, few details were made public about his condition.
Ramaphosa appointed Mamoepa as his spokesperson in 2014.
The veteran spin doctor was also a spokesperson for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when she was Home Affairs minister.