Mbabane: The late long serving senior medical officer (SMO) at the Mbabane Government Hospital, Dr. Austin Ezeogu will be laid to rest on Friday, January 15, 2021.
Dr. Augustine Ozoemenam Ezeogu who was known as Dr. Austin succumbed to COVID-19 in December 2020 while still receiving treatment at Lubombo Referral Hospital.
Dr. Austin originated from Nigeria and has been in Eswatini for so many years until he met his death.
The details about his funeral were confirmed by his daughter Joan Ezeogu, who said his father will be laid to rest at Mahwalala cemetery on the aforementioned date. She said due to the newly introduced regulations by the Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku, there will be no memorial service. She said, however, the short funeral service which will be held at 10 am on Friday will be live streamed and will be strictly attended by 50 people as per the new COVID-19 regulations.
Joan described his father as a most dedicated man who touched a lot of people’s lives inside Eswatini and around the world. She said his father died while serving this country with dedication.