Jackson Mthembu, Minister in the presidency has died from COVID-19 related complications, on Thursday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement said “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.”
The president continued, “I extend my deepest sympathies to the Minister’s family, to his colleagues, comrades and many friends.”
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Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu was born on 05 June 1958, in Witbank, Mpumalanga. Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu was the Minister in the Presidency of South Africa’s government, and parliamentarian for the African National Congress. Previously, he served as the Whip of Parliament for the ruling ANC and as well as the national spokesperson for the ANC.