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Professor Lungile Pepeta Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary

Lungile Pepeta Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Lungile Pepeta.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Our deepest condolences to Dr Vuyo Pepeta & extended family on the loss of your husband Professor Lungile Pepeta that passed on! The medical fraternity are shattered! The loss of a gentle giant! 😭MHDRIP

Dearest Professor Lungile Pepeta.

I’m soooooooo broken💔💔💔. I’m sobbing💔💔💔💔.

I met you in medical school in 1993. From day 1 you were the epitome of excellence. You took pride in being a pioneer of Problem Based Learning. You proudly walked around in a white coat and and a stethoscope in your pre clinical years. A razor sharp student who spoke in Physiology& Anatomy…..Everytime you visited us, junior medical students you wouldn’t just talk about nonsense, you’d put us through gruesome exams. I won’t lie sasidikwa finish because we were typical freshers who were just enjoying freedom from strict parents. When you showed romantic interest in my sister and a friend of mine, you lost all chances because you were far ahead of us in terms of intellect. You were more concerned about their academics than Cupid 💘 vibes. You had a clear vision.

You were not just a nerd, very early you showed strong qualities of a leader. You fought for our rights as medical students. I enjoyed being in medical students leadership with you. Attended conferences with you. Boldly discussed the future of medical education in Africa with big Professors from all over the world as young medical students. Yho Lungile😭😭😭…I remember when you boldly confronted a Professor who always threatened to ‘fail’ us wamxelela ukuba very soon you’re going to be his colleague and overtake him as a Paediatrician. Of course you did, you became the first Black Paediatric Cardiologist. The first Paediatric Cardiologist in the Eastern Cape.

You changed so many lives in the Eastern Cape with your gifted hands. Sending children to Cape Town with cardiac lesions became a thing of the past.

You had a vision to open a medical school in Port Elizabeth, and more dreams…..😭😭😭.

A loving, humble doctor. A family man. A visionary.

My heart goes out to your wife and your two beautiful children🙏🏾.

I’m broken.
I’m shattered💔💔💔.
When I heard the news that you were in critical care, I trusted God to heal you💔💔💔.

Good night Lush-type💔💔💔see you in the morning.

Prof Lungile Pepeta.
Peadiatric Cardiologist
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences-NMU
Chairperson of CMS Council.

Condolences to the family of Professor Lungile Pepeta. Shocked to hear the news this evening. I will remember him as a dedicated doctor who was always very gentle with our Neonates in NICU. A very big loss for us here in the Eastern Cape.


It is with great sadness and an immense sense of loss that we at Nelson Mandela University learned of the passing of our Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Lungile Pepeta.

His passing is not only a great loss to the University, which is gearing up to launch its medical school, but to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Eastern Cape and country.
Professor Pepeta joined the University on 1 January 2017 as the vision for establishing a medical school that offers an alternative educational model towards meeting the country’s growing need for health professionals was gaining momentum.

As a renown Paediatric Cardiologist, he had extensive experience in working with key stakeholders in the health and higher education sector, provincially, nationally, continentally and beyond. More recently, he helped spearhead the University’s response to COVID-19 within the institution, in communities and society at large, working with healthcare professionals, and education, business and political leadership.

Professor Pepeta was extremely passionate and committed to South Africa’s health sector, particularly in the Eastern Cape, where he was raised, studied and spent the bulk of his illustrious career.

His commitment to public health was evident during his tenure at Dora Nginza Hospital in his capacity as Acting CEO and Acting Clinical Governance Manager.

It was this passion and commitment that made him the perfect fit for what Mandela University envisaged as a model for its Health Sciences Faculty and Medical School, which has a focus on primary healthcare, that is preventative rather than curative, working to serve particularly the poor and least served parts of our country.

He has a proven track record as an agent of change wherever he has worked – from his stint as a medical intern in 1999 in the rural Dordrecht hospital right up to his tenure as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, where he showed stellar stewardship.

He was an embodiment of servant leadership.

It is these fine credentials and his unwavering commitment to finding sustainable solutions for the health sector that makes this an immense loss, and his humility and heart for ordinary people that will be sorely missed.

Mandela University extends its deepest condolences to his wife and family, his students and colleagues, and lowers its banner in honour of this trailblazer and leader par excellence.

Among the messages I listened to this morning was that of Dr Myles Munroe saying that we will not understand everything, we will not have answers to every question and not everyone we pray for will recover and live again.

The news of the passing of Professor Lungile Pepeta, Executive Dean – Faculty of Health Sciences, Nelson Mandela University have left me numb. I don’t know him on any level, it’s his wife Dr Vuyo Pepeta whom I have been sharing life with for the past few years. She did inform me when he was admitted and we prayed together with her mother believing that this great gift enguProf Pepeta would live to tell the good works of the Lord. It was not to be, as we have just learnt of his passing.

Tonight I am tasting first hand the bitter gal of not being able to be there for someone who is close to your heart when she needs you most. South Africa and the Eastern Cape are in mourning for one of the most talented and gifted professionals in the field of medicine. My friend Dr Vuyo is mourning her husband and father of her children, and I can’t even be there right now. When we were praying we had hope because there were times he was promising to be getting well according to Vuyo, and now this. I am shuttered 💔💔💔

In 2017 when I was still a GP resident my son Mzu took I’ll while living in Despatch near Port Elizabeth. Vuyo woke up and used the GPS location, she picked him up and brought him straight to Livingstone Hospital at 12 midnight. When I called Vuyo she didn’t ask one question except for his location. My son was half dead when he gave that location. By 2am the doctors had given a diagnosis and Mzu was immediately treated for meningitis and few days later he was discharged. If not for this wonderful friend enguVuyo Pepeta I believe that my son could have died alone in his place. Oh Vuyo how I wish I could be there for you and your children 😭😭😭😭😭Dear Lord please envelope her in your grace, comfort and care, she needs You right now.

May all who know this precious gem of a medical professor, near and afar be comforted. Port Elizabeth Doctors, nurses, medical students and the entire community, I can only imagine your devastation. NMU has lost a big fish in their pond. Death O death where is your sting!

Usidilizile ngenxa zonke silusapho lwase Mpuma-Kapa. Usigqebhe olungophiyo iduma. Sixhelekile! Siyambanguza! Siyabuzana ukuba ingaba yinyani na le yokusweleka kukaProf! Sisuke sayimisundululu engaziyo ukuba kubhekwa phi. Sinengevane amadolo ayagilana.

Kaloku ibiyinkwenkwezi enobuqaqawuli obahlukileyo kwezinye le! Umakhwekhwetha obeyinkcala-nkcala ukuba bukhali kwicandelo lakhe. Isisele senyathi umde ngentonga omisebenzi ithetha engavulanga mlomo yena. Azi uzakuba yini na mntwana womntu omnyama kula dyunivesithi! Kaloku ubunomthetheli-waka ingqungqumbana ebingoyiki ngokoyikiswa. Shuuu! Kufa ulixelegu lexumbululu. Usikhubekisile kodwa akuzogqibela wena. Akuzosweleka mlandeli ekhondweni lakhe.

God will raise sons and daughters, no void shall be left where he has planted so much. He may be no more among us but his legacy will live beyond his grave. His baton shall continue to circulate like thee Olympic lamp of the Olympic games around the world. He didn’t die in vain, what he planted in the medical field will continue to give light to generations to come. May his beautiful soul rest in peace. Till we meet in the great assembly.


Ngxe lusapho lukaPepeta, Tutwini nakuni mzi waseMpuma-Kapa

Lungile Pepeta was a leader, a selfless torchbearer and a clinician par excellence. He pioneered the establishment of the second medical school in E Cape. A gentle giant whose superlative generosity was felt by many.

Hamba Kahle Professor, usibulisele kuMayosi

Just learnt of a sad passing of Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Lungile Pepeta in @MandelaUni 😔- Prof. a well renowned Paediatric Cardiologist was gearing up for the launch of the Medical School which would offer a MBBCh & a BDS! Lale ngoxolo

Professor Lungile Pepeta has passed away

Professor Lungile Pepeta, a renowned paediatric cardiologist and academic from Nelson Mandela University has passed away on Friday due to COVID-19 related complications, at a Port Elizabeth hospital

It is with great sadness and an immense sense of loss that we at Nelson Mandela University learned of the passing of our Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Lungile Pepeta. Rest In Peace, Professor 🕊

It is truly a great loss for the NMU, PE, EC and SA communities.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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