14 December 2020
Pretoria- President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, expressed his deep condolences to the government and people of the Kingdom of eSwatini at the passing of eSwatini Prime Minister The Honourable Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, Tyronne Seale,Acting spokesperson to the President said.
“Prime Minister Dlamini passed away on Sunday, 13 December 2020, at the age of 52, during treatment for COVID-19 in a South African hospital”.
Seale said that, “President Ramaphosa offers his sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Prime Minister, the Swazi Royal Family, the government of the Kingdom, and the nation at large”.
The President said: “Today, all South Africans and compatriots across our continent bow our heads in sadness at the passing of a leader who took pride in leading and representing his nation.
“His untimely passing is also a tragic reminder of the indiscriminate harm that is in our midst in the form COVID-19.
“May his soul rest in peace.”