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Anambra Lawmaker Dies in South Africa

By Ikeugonna Eleke

A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Nnamdi Okafor, has been announced dead.

Okafor, who represented Awka South State Constituency 1, was also the majority leader of the state assembly.

A two-time lawmaker, Okafor reportedly slumped in a hotel in South Africa where he was holidaying.

A source who announced the death in a political WhatsApp group said, ‘The Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly and member representing Awka South Constituency 1, Hon. Nnamdi Okafor, collapsed in the early hours of today (last Wednesday) in a Hotel at Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa and was confirmed dead hours later.

‘Cause of his death is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace, Amen,’ the source wrote.

Most members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have been in South Africa on holidays for close to a month since the assembly went on recess.

Okafor’s death has however not been officially confirmed by the leadership of the state assembly.

The deceased is a United States of America trained pharmacist, and also runs a pharmaceutical company with diagnostic services.