South Africa is flooding ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu with love, support and sympathy after learning of his daughter's passing.embu. Political leaders have put aside their differences to send Mthembu and his family their condolences.
South Africa is flooding ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu with love, support and sympathy after learning of his daughters passing.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that Khwezi Mthembu had committed suicide at her family home in Pelican Park, Cape Town.
The news has left the nation heartbroken, with countless people taking to social media to share their condolences with the politician.
The ANC has released a statement on the incident, revealing that Mthembu had received a call from one of his daughters on his way home from the National Assembly.
Upon his arrival at home, Mthembu had been confronted with the painful reality that his young daughter had taken her own life.
Floyd Shivambu (EFF), Fikile Mbalula (ANC), Mmusi Maimane (DA leader) and John Steenhuisen (DA) all shared their support for the Chief Whip in this difficult time.
Fikile Mbalula, ANC head of elections, revealed that the incident had been completely out of the blue as he had recently seen the family enjoying themselves.
Here are some other responses from South Africans whose hearts are breaking for the Mthembu family in this difficult time:
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