Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Bloemfontein: The Premier of the Free State Province, Hon. Sefora Ntombela is deeply saddened by the unexpected death of former Member of the Executive Council (MEC), Butana Komphela.
Komphela reportedly passed away yesterday afternoon, 24 January 2022. During his time
in the Free State Provincial Government, he served as MEC for Police, Roads and
Transport; Social Development; as well as MEC for Health.
Premier Ntombela, who served with former MEC Komphela in the executive, was distraught about his passing, saying Komphela’s untimely death has left her devastated. She described him as a passionate, loyal and patriotic man whose death has left a void which will be difficult to fill.
“It was with profound sadness and shock that I learnt of the passing away of former
MEC Butana Komphela. I have known him for many years and had the pleasure of working with him when we both served as MECs in the Free State Provincial Government,”
“Computer, as we used to call him, was one of a kind. He was passionate about serving
the people of our province and would stop at nothing in ensuring that his vision of a
prosperous province was realized,” continued Premier Ntomebela.
“I am absolutely devastated by these terrible news, as are the people of the province. Komphela has left an indelible mark and his name and memory shall forever be etched
in our hearts. We have lost an incredibly good man and we are going to miss him dearly,”
“On behalf of the Free State Provincial Government and the citizens of our beautiful
province, I would like to extend our condolences to the Komphela family, friends and those closest to them. May they find solace during this period and may the soul of our dearly departed brother find eternal peace,” Premier Ntombela said.” concluded Premier Ntombela.