Thursday, 21 January 2021

Pretoria: President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his deepest sympathy to the family of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, who passed away earlier today from COVID-19 related complications.

“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.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” President Ramaphosa said in a statement on Thursday.