Gerwel in critical condition - family
Western Cape / 26 Nov '12, 4:51pm
Professor Jakes Gerwel has not died but is in a critical condition in hospital following heart surgery, his family said in a statement.
“Following media reports that Professor Jakes Gerwel has passed away, the Gerwel family would like it to be known that while Professor Gerwel is in a critical condition following heart surgery in Cape Town, the reports are untrue,” the family said.
Professor Jakes Gerwel. File photo: Leon Lestrade. Credit: INLSA
The statement was prompted by earlier reports on news sites and Twitter that Gerwel, the chairperson of Media 24online and chancellor of Rhodes University, had died.
His family added: “As and when necessary, further updates will be given.” - IOL