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South Africa mourns Mthembu

Written by on January 22, 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu. Mr. Mthembu is said to have died of Covid-related complications.

Mr. Mthembu was a parliamentarian and long-serving member of the governing African National Congress who had since 2019 been serving as a minister in the presidency. He worked his way up the ranks over the years and has been described as a man of integrity.

In his tribute, President Ramaphosa said the 62-year-old was “an exemplary leader” and “life-long champion of democracy”.

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