Breaking: Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu dies

National News

21 January 2021

Staff Reporter / PretoriaLIVE

Pretoria- President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday expressed shock at the untimely passing on of one of his Ministers Jackson Mthembu who worked in his office, Ramaphosa said in a statement.

“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid 19 related complications.” 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss. 

 The President said, “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,” Ramaphosa said.

More to follow….

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