Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
22 Jan 2021
4:45 am

Shock at death of ANC stalwart

Eric Naki

He dedicated his entire life to the struggle for a better South Africa and the world, says ANC.

ANC Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu. Photo: Supplied

The passing of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, who died on Thursday due to Covid-19-related complications, has been described as a sad loss to the country, the ANC and the fight against the pandemic. Mthembu announced on 11 January he had been to One Military Hospital in Tshwane “to get medical attention for an abdominal pain”. “After undergoing some tests, I tested positive for Covid-19. Plans are afoot to get all my family members and close associates tested as well,” tweeted Jackson. “I want to thank the many South Africans who have wished me a speedy recovery. As a...