[LISTEN] Brother-in-law shares tribute to UCT professor, Dr Mayosi

The brother-in-law of Dr Bongani Mayosi says the family's decision to reveal his cause of death may lead to one life being saved.

The University of Cape Town professor took his own life on Friday after a long battle with depression.

Tributes have continued to pour in, with many people relaying their personal stories of his intellectual prowess and commitment to the Fees Must Fall campaign.

READ: 'Dr Mayosi was humble and selfless'

Sipho Simelane joined Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to share a message from the family.

For black students you represented excellence. Your institution did not listen to you, your memory and legacy will be with all those who crossed your path. We say rest in power, rest easy Bhut' Bongani.

Sipho Simelane, author and Prof Manyosi's brother-in-law

He was very supported and supportive to others. Knowing Bhut' Bongani, he was a man who wanted to change lives.

Sipho Simelane, author and Prof Manyosi's brother-in-law

Speaking on his own book 'A Killer in My Head', Simelane shared of his own struggle with depression as well as how his father took his life at the age of 73.

It is a deep pain that stays with the family and leads to some of the other family members contemplating such.

Sipho Simelane, author and Prof Manyosi's brother-in-law

When you look at institutions, institutions come hard on people who are going through this because they do not understand the effects or how to help and assist people suffering from mental issues.

Sipho Simelane, author and Prof Manyosi's brother-in-law

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


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