SA Minister Jackson Mthembu dies from COVID-19 related complications

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu at a post-Cabinet briefing on 8 August 2019. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG – Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has died from COVID-19 related complications
on Thursday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his passing in a statement released a short while ago.

The president has extended his condolences to the minister’s family and colleagues.

“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.” – Eyewitness News