ANC Parliamentary Caucus extends its condolences on the passing of the late Minister Jackson Mthembu

21 January 2021

The ANC Parliamentary Caucus has today, Thursday 21 January 2021, learnt with a deep sense of sadness of the untimely passing of The Minister in the Presidency, Comrade Jackson Mthembu from Covid – 19 related complications.

Speaking from Colesberg, where ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina was ahead of the burial of another ANC MP, upon learning of these news she said “We are shattered, this is painful and death continues unabated. We have lost my predecessor, a selfless leader; a brother who was firm in his leadership and gave me support, not seeking to lead from the grave but enabling me the space to lead and one of the best ANC cadres amongst us”.

As the ANC Parliamentary Caucus, we are devasted by the untimely passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu, this COVID – 19 has robbed us of such a dynamic leader of our people who dedicated every inch of his being to strengthening our democracy.

We will miss his love, loyalty to the Republic and dedication to our people.

We will miss his contagious laughter, affable manner, jovial nature and contagious laughter.

In his honour, we will continue to fight all forms of corruption and strengthen our resolve to build a better country from all our people as we nurse back our nation to economic recovery.

Your departure therefore has not only robbed us of your diligence and excellence- but also stole from us a communicator par excellence.

Your dedication and patriotism, humility and selflessness will be sorely missed.

We are grateful for your commitment to the Constitution and putting first South African people during your tenure.

You worked very hard to get the government communications to be at the centre of our efforts, hard at work every day to update the Nation about where we were with the risk – adjusted strategy.

You brought us communication innovations that enabled the use of technology and remote systems at the peak of COVID – 19 enabling the country to still be in touch with its citizens.

As the ANC Caucus in Parliament, we will continue to hold high the values that Minister Jackson Mthembu stood for and strengthen our capabilities as lawmakers in ensuring that public finances are utilised for the public good.

Hamba Kakuhle Mvelase!

Olwakho ugqatso ulufezile!

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Comrade Pemmy Majodina

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