Nelson Mandela’s doctor and friend dies: honoured and won’t be forgotten
Prof Michael Plit, an expert pulmonologist who treated previous president Nelson Mandela, has kicked the bucket.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation said the doctor was likewise Madiba’s companion.
“We have been disheartened to know about the loss of one more individual who assumed a significant job in Nelson Mandela’s life, Dr Michael Plit, who was Madiba’s own doctor for well more than two decades.
“Madiba was treated by numerous clinical experts during his life, particularly in those most recent 10 years, however it was Dr Plit who Madiba approached most.”
The establishment cited Mandela’s previous individual colleague, Zelda la Grange: “Madiba truly trusted Dr Plit with his life.”
The establishment articulation stated: “Dr Plit turned out to be to a greater degree a companion than a recruited proficient, to a greater degree a confided in instructor than a doctor. He was consistently there for Madiba, through various challenges. We respect Dr Plit and won’t overlook him.”