KNYSNA NEWS - While Knysna mayor Mark Willemse is recuperating at home following a recent heart attack, deputy mayor Aubrey Tsengwa is heading the Knysna ship in his absence.
Tsengwa, who has been holding the reins since 26 June, said Willemse is expected back in the office from next Monday.
While he will be in the office "it won't be on a full-time basis", Tsengwa said.
The 54-year-old Willemse suffered a heart attack while out on a run, an activity that he does regularly, two weeks ago. Following the incident he was admitted to Life Bay View Hospital in Mossel Bay where cardiologists performed an angioplasty. The procedure was successful and Willemse was discharged shortly thereafter to recover at home.
Willemse's wife Dalene said while her husband is recovering well at home, he would need another procedure within the next three months.
"When he is not in the office it will be my duty as deputy mayor to assist him with his council duties until he fully recovers," Tsengwa said.
He added what has been a priority during this time is ensuring that it is business as usual and that there is continuity in service delivery and no hiccups in projects that are currently running.
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