Covid-19 takes the life of Eastern Cape Development Corporation CFO Sivuyile Bulube

ECDC reports five employees tested positive for Covid-19, but two have now recovered.

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has reported the death of its CFO Sivuyile Bulube as a result of Covid-19 on 13 July.

“It is with sad and heavy hearts that we inform you of the sudden passing of our beloved CFO,” the company said in a statement. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with his young family, his friends and loved ones as we pray for strength to come to terms with this loss.”

Sivuyile, who was born on 16 August 1980, joined the corporation in April 2015 as senior manager in management accounting and was appointed as CFO from 1 March 2019. 

He was the manager of football club FC Relatives and has been responsible for building the brand behind the club. 

In a post on Facebook, the members of the football club said that Sivuyile was “ever smiling and loved by his players” and that he took no nonsense from them. 

Four other ECDC staff members have also contracted Covid-19 and, as a result, the fund management company has had to close its Queenstown regional office and its East London head office until further notice to allow for decontamination measures. 
 
The corporation stated that of the five infected employees, two have since recovered.