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BREAKING NEWS: Minister Jackson Mthembu dies of COVID-19!!

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Article by: Dumisane Dube

Breaking News!!! Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu Has Died, from Covid19 related complications.

South Africans have been met by the devastating news of yet another prominent leader succumbing to the woes of Covid-19 this year.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has this afternoon issued a statement on the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu.

The presidency has announced that the Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has died 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.’ said Ramaphosa.

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

The minister died at age 62 following a short complication with Covid-19.

Messages of condolences and prayers have poured in on social media for the family and friends of Minister Jackson Mthembu from many South Africans.

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