Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
30 Jan 2021
8:30 am

Man loses battle against Covid…and wedding ring goes missing

Marizka Coetzer

Couple would have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary later this year.

Picture: iStock

A deceased Pretoria east man’s wedding ring went missing after he lost his battle against Covid-19 in a private Pretoria hospital. When Robyn Koudstaat took her athletic husband, Jan, 56, to a local doctor two weeks ago, she never dreamed it would be the last time she would see her husband alive. On 13 January, Koudstaat took her husband to a general practitioner after he had become very weak from not eating. Jan was immediately admitted to the hospital because his lung capacity was down to 60%. “During our last conversation, I told him, ‘Lovey you are going to die...