- Mzansi celebs are mourning the passing of the late politician Jackson Mthembu
- Jackson Mthembu succumbed to Covid-19 related complications on Thursday
- Entertainers such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Simphiwe Dana and Letoya Makhene-Pulumo shared their reactions to Mthembu's death via social media
Mzansi celebs have reacted to the passing of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday afternoon via Twitter that Mthembu died from Covid-19 related complications.
Mzansi's entertainers took to social media to share their messages of condolences to the veteran politician and ANC member. Mthembu's name trended as South Africans shared their thoughts on Covid-19 related deaths especially after the news that it has claimed the famous politician.
Singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana took to Twitter and shared that she liked Mthembu as a person. The star wrote:
"Jackson Mthembu was a very likeable politician. May his soul Rest In Peace."
Actor Dumisani Mbebe took to Twitter and sent his condolences to the Mthembu family. He wrote a heart felt post sharing that he has just recovered from Covid-19. Dumisani added:
"May his soul rest in peace."
Veteran singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka took to Instagram and shared a video of Mthembu dancing and singing. She captioned the video:
"Rest in Peace, you were always there when one needed help. Our hearts are broken. May your family be comforted."
Generations: The Legacy actress Letoya Makhene-Pulumo also joined Mzansi peeps who were mourning Mthembu. She posted on a snap of Mthembu on Instagram and captioned it:
In other sad news, Briefly.co.za reported that Nay Maps recently took to social media to announce that he has lost his grandmother. The actor said his granny passed away just a week after his grandfather died.
The Queen star took to Instagram on Wednesday, 20 January and penned a heartfelt tribute to his late granny. The clothing designer shared a pic of his grandmother and himself during happy times. He captioned the post:
"I don't know what's happening... But GrandMa, Its only been a week since GrandDad left. Now I see you decided to join him... You left same time and same day as he did last week."
The actor thanked his granny for always encouraging him to keep going even if things were tough. He also thanked her for teaching him how to love. In the lengthy post, the star also encouraged Mzansi peeps to love the people in their lives.
"My words to Everyone, LOVE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, LOVE EVERYONE YOU CAN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. CARE FOR EVERYONE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. It goes a long way."
Mzansi celebs took to former Uzalo actor's comment section to comfort him and send their condolences to his family.
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