Second Bo-Kaap death

Covid-19 has claimed a second life in Bo-Kaap.

The Bo-Kaap community has recorded its second death to Covid-19.

This was confirmed by the Covid-19 Bo-Kaap Community Response Team, an initiative started by different organisations in the area to lend a hand to the community while the virus remains a threat.

Mogamat Cassiem Harris, 53, passed away last week after he was admitted to hospital.

His family said they were saddened by their father’s sudden death but they were “satisfied with the Almighty’s decree that it was his time”.

“We thank the community of Bo-Kaap and the response team for their support during this challenging time. We kindly request privacy as our mother commences her iddah (waiting) period,” they said.

In April, 81-year-old Kulsum Cassiem, who was treated for pneumonia, died in hospital after she also tested positive for Covid-19 (“Covid-19 death in Bo-Kaap”, Atlantic Sun, April 8).

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Bo-Kaap was of 73-year-old Mogamat Salie. He tested positive after visiting the hospital. He was discharged after his condition stabilised and stayed in isolation for 14 days.