13 May 2020
Today, the African National Congress learned of the untimely passing of Dr. Boy Clarance “Bizzah” Mini who reportedly lost the battle against COVID 19.
We pay homage to Dr. Mini for his outstanding role in the reconstruction and development of our country and convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, comrades and friends.
We dip our revolutionary banner in honour of our good Dr. Mini for his dedication and sacrifice in the fight for a free and just South Africa.
We join the ANC in Gauteng Province, remembering Dr Mini as the most disciplined and unassuming Branch leader in the Joburg suburbs.
On his return to the country, Dr. Mini remained a loyal and disciplined member of the African National Congress subjecting himself to the basic-unit of the organization regardless of his statue and standing in society.
Dr Mini served the country diligently in various capacities.
He will also be remembered for his role in the health sector and notably his critical role as Chairperson of the Council of Medical Schemes and as a voice of reason behind the National Health Insurance (NHI) - advocating for equitable access to healthcare services.
Born in 1951, Dr. Mini affectionately known amongst his generation as “Comrade Boy” was a member of UMkhonto We Sizwe (MK) June 16 Detachment, having trained in Angola. He studied Medicine in Bulgaria. Like Commandante Dr Ernesto “Che” Guevera, comrade Boy Mini was an MK guerrilla that also qualified as a Medical Doctor to be able to look after the health of his comrades whenever the need arose.
We will forever cherish his passion and commitment towards transforming the health care industry.
Our nation will treasure his memory as one of its most distinguished servants who consciously chose to serve selflessly. Even up to his last Dr. Mini remained in the service of his people.
Farewell Dr Mini! Hamba Kahle Mkhonto!
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