Remembering Prof Mayosi: A Media Round-up

Remembering Prof Mayosi: A Media Round-up

The medical fraternity was shaken this past weekend with the news that cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi had passed away after a long and desperate struggle with depression. Since the news broke, a number of friends, colleagues, and students have written of their grief and in some instances of the depression with which Professor Mayosi struggled. We want to take this moment to remember and celebrate his work and accomplishments and to help give voice to those who recall his warmth and inspiration.

In this TimesLive article, the newspaper rounds up Twitter and social media reaction to Professor.

In this Business Day article, the tributes that have poured in for Professor are rounded up.

In this IOL article, Professor is rightly called a ‘unifier’, even in death.

In this IOL article, the SA Depression and Anxiety Group speak about depression and its debilitation of the human soul.

Netcare mourns the passing of Professor Mayosi.

Professor Mayosi’s brother-in-law pays tribute to him.

The Department of Health calls Professor Mayosi a transformational leader.

Life Healthcare pays tribute to Professor Mayosi.

In this 10-minute radio soundbite, Benito Vergotine of SmileFM describes Professor Mayosi’s accomplishments, summarises responses to his passing from an array of friends and colleagues, and describes the worryingly high incidence of depression among doctors:

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