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Minister Jackson Mthembu passes away from Covid-19

21 January 2021 3:02 PM

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu died on Thursday from complications related to Covid-19, announced President Ramaphosa.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has passed away.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the news of Mthembu’s passing from complications related to Covid-19 on Thursday afternoon.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu at The Gathering: Media Edition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 3 August 2017. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu died earlier today from COVID-related complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss.

Cyril Ramaphosa - President, Republic of South Africa

Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss. I extend my deepest sympathies to the Minister’s family, to his colleagues, comrades, and many friends.

Cyril Ramaphosa - President, Republic of South Africa

(This is a breaking news story. More details to follow.)




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