Minister Jackson Mthembu succumbs to COVID-19 complications

Minister Jackson Mthembu succumbs to COVID-19 complications

Jackson Mthembu, Minister in the Presidency has died due to COVID-19 complications.

Jackson Mthembu

The Presidency confirmed that Mthembu had passed on earlier today.


Mthembu, aged 62 said that he had tested positive for the coronavirus in a Twitter post last Monday.

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He confirmed that he was visiting the Military Hospital in Tshwane for medical attention for an abdominal pain.


President Cyril Ramaphosa described Minister Mthembu as 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,” Ramaphosa said.


“I extend my deepest sympathies to the Minister’s family, to his colleagues, comrades and many friends,” Ramaphosa added.

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