ActionSA Mourns the Passing of Professor Sam Mokgokong

ActionSA mourns the passing of Professor Mochichi Samuel Mokgokong who passed away last week after a gallant battle with cancer.

South Africa has lost an icon of the medical fraternity who is the first Neurosurgeon of African descent in South Africa. Professor Mokgokong’s accolades count among others, being co-lead of a 50-member team for a successful 18-hour operation to separate conjoined twins Mpho and Mphonyana who were joined at the head.

Prof. Sam Mokgokong embodied selflessness, forsaking the trappings of private medical practice to instead serve in the interest of society by imparting his knowledge and skills with academia both locally and abroad to enhance the development of neuroscience for the benefit of all. South Africa and the Mokgokong family have lost a giant and pillar of society.

As ActionSA, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.