Minister Jackson Mthembu dies of Covid-related complications

Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, died on Thursday morning. File photo.
Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, died on Thursday morning. File photo.
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Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, has died of Covid-19 related complications.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on Thursday that Mthembu died earlier that morning.

Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong 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,” he said.

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