- South Africa has taken to social media to react to the funeral of Jackson Mthembu
- Some gave some consideration to President Cyril Ramaphosa who has had to deal with something no South African president has ever had to before
- Many people looked back at Mthembu and how much he meant to the people of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a touching eulogy for Jackson Mthembu and South Africa has taken to social media to pay tribute to the fallen struggle veteran.
Mthembu was given a category 1 state funeral with many members of the ANC giving their own speeches at his funeral.
Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the funeral and the general atmosphere of the country at the moment.
Briefly.co.za has taken a look at some of the posts made about the funeral:
"Politicians can learn a lot from Jackson Mthembu, & stop stealing to fund their expensive lives they can't afford in affluent suburbs. Even after being shot & wounded, he continued to live in his hometown modest house; no electric fence, no guard room."
"Glad to see the people of eMalahleni out in numbers, regardless of the rain, Paying their last respect to one of their own, Salute #JacksonMthembuFuneral."
"Seeing Mrs Thembi Mthembu crying inconsolably as her husband's body is lowered into the ground is heartbreaking. I am unable to can, this is so painful to watch. She is now a widow and her children are without a father, kwaze kabuhlungu. #JacksonMthembuFuneral #RIPJacksonMthembu."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a touching eulogy for Jackson Mthembu as he was laid to rest on Sunday.
Ramaphosa said that Mthembu cooperated with his colleagues and delivered his duties to the best of his abilities.
The president praised Mthembu for executing his tasks with great commitment and accountability.
In other news, reports have surfaced that Minister Jackson Mthembu has died. According to a statement released by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mthembu died early on Thursday morning.
In his statement, Ramaphosa said Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy.
"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."
"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,” Ramaphosa said.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!