Former General Secretary of the COSATU, Zwelinzima Vavi, shared the tragic news that his sister recently passed away and South Africans reached out on social media. Condolences from people across the country streamed in as they wished him and his family peace in their time of sorrow.
Zwelinzima Vavi announced on social media that his sister sadly passed away early on Wednesday morning. It is not clear yet what was the cause of her death.
My sister passed away around 11:00. She had a heart attack on Wednesday. Had thought she will survive but it was not to be. She was the oldest and more like our mother, but lost her health when she lost her husband in August 2015. Terrible
South Africans were saddened by the news and were quick to send their love to the Vavi family.
@ThuliMadonsela3 - Heartfelt condolences to you, your family and your sister's friends @Zwelinzima1. May her soul #RIP
@FathersLoveOrph - My her soul rest in a perfect peace, from the ACDP Gauteng Deputy Secretary Pastor Dingane Sithole
@MkhulekoHlengwa - Most sincere condolences to you and the entire family. May God be your strength and comfort during this time and beyond. Akwehlanga lungehlanga, nilale ngenxeba
Zwelinzima took a moment to thank everyone for sending in their thoughts and prayers.
@Zwelinzima1 - Thank you to all of you for sending the messages to me and family. I will read each to them. That will make them very happy definitely.
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