South Africa 12.5.2014 12:12 pm

Kgalema Motlanthe’s mom dies

FILE PICTURE:  Former Deputy Preseident Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: GCIS

FILE PICTURE: Former Deputy Preseident Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: GCIS

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s mother has died, the presidency said on Monday.

“Masefako Sophia Motlanthe, the mother of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, passed away on Friday, 9 May of natural causes at her home in Meadowlands, Soweto. She was 89 years old,” the presidency said in a statement.

A memorial service would be held on Thursday, and a funeral service on Saturday.

She died a day before Motlanthe’s wedding to long-term partner Gugu Mtshali in Houghton, Johannesburg.

– Sapa

 

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