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Jackson Mthembu: Presidency minister has died

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Shocking reports of the passing of Presidency Minister Jackson Mthembu were confirmed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday.

Breaking: Jackson Mthembu dies aged 62

The president, in a tweet, confirmed that Mthembu passed away “earlier today from Covid-related complications.”

Early last week, the Presidency revealed, in a statement, that Mthembu had tested positive for Covid-19, “after showing some symptoms.”

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He was immediately placed in quarantine and at the time, Presidency spokesperson Phumla Williams described the 62-year-old’s condition as a man “in high spirits.”

“[Minister Mthembu] wishes all those who are also fighting the Coronavirus a speedy recovery,” she wrote.

South Africa mourns Mthembu

News of the minsiter’s passing has reverberated across the internet, leaving many in shock.

Political leaders and ordinary civilians paid tribute to the 62-year-old. Here are some of the reactions:

Mthembu is survived by his wife Thembi and his two brothers Michael and Mandla.