SA Celebs React To Minister Jackson Mthembu’s Passing
SA celebs have reacted to the shocking passing of Minister In the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. His passing was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon on Twitter and he carried his condolences to his family. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” he wrote on Twitter.
It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss.
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) January 21, 2021
The minister’s passing mark yet another loss in the political world this month following the passing of KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison, Bheki Ntuli. Our favorite celebs have taken to social media, to pay tribute to the late minister and send their messages of condolences to his family.
Mr. President, I just recovered from #COVID_19 after exactly the longest month in my life.
I did NOT recover from what your office terms “COVID-related complications”.
It’s rather denialistic in nature that people die from complications instead of the virus!
— Dumisani Mbebe (@DumDiesel) January 21, 2021
Simphiwe Dana wrote on Twitter “Jackson Mthembu was a very likable politician. May his soul Rest In Peace.” Actor Dumisani Mbebe also expressed his shock at the minister’s passing, “To the late minister Jackson Mthembu family at large: akuhlanga kungehliyo. Nomelele kuba ayiloxesha lokuba ethe-ethe eli! May his soul rest in peace!”
Jackson Mthembu was a very likeable politician. May his soul Rest In Peace
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) January 21, 2021
The president has described Minister Mthembu, as a leader who was much-loved and greatly respected by many. “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist, and a life-long champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss. “I extend my deepest sympathies to the minister’s family, to his colleagues, comrades, and many friends.”
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