Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, has died of Covid-19 related complications.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on Thursday that Mthembu died earlier that morning.
âMinister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss.
âI extend my deepest sympathies to the Ministerâs family, to his colleagues, comrades and many friends,â he said.
Over 1 million people in Africa have succumbed to COVID-19.
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