Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu passed away this morning following Covid-19 related complications.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his passing. He described his death as shocking with deep sorrow. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss. 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.
Here are some of the tributes: