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Motlanthe's mom dies

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's mother has died, the presidency said on Monday.

"Masefako Sophia Motlanthe, the mother of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, passed away on Friday, 9 May of natural causes at her home in Meadowlands, Soweto. She was 89 years old," the presidency said in a statement.

A memorial service would be held on Thursday, and a funeral service on Saturday.

She died a day before Motlanthe's wedding to long-term partner Gugu Mtshali in Houghton, Johannesburg.

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