- Gwede Mantashe's sister, Tozama, has succumbed to Covid-19-related complications, according to the ruling party
- The ANC released a statement on Monday to announce her passing from the deadly virus
- Mzansi social media users share their thoughts about the unfortunate incident
The ANC has lost yet another member to the deadly Covid-19 as Gwede Mantashe's sister Tozama recently succumbed to the virus. Tozama was a MP serving in the trade and industry portfolio committee.
Tozama's death was announced by the ANC through a statement released on Monday, 1 February.
“As the ANC parliamentary caucus, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Mantashe family, her brother, our national chairperson comrade Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy, as well as her children and loved ones"
The statement went on to say that the passing of Mantashe left a void in the movement as she was a "dynamic gender activist" and a "champion of rural development".
The ANC vowed to continue the fight against gender-based violence in her honour.
She said the ANC would miss her love, warmth, collegiality and loyalty to the republic and
“We further commit to strengthen our resolve to build a better country for all our people as we battle the second wave of the pandemic."
Social media users weighed in with their thoughts about the unfortunate incident. Twitter user Zizeey4990 said:
"Covivi does care yathatha rich or poor zonke zwap"
"It's covid, why politicians and friends of them when dead we are told it's covid related implications but with us it's covid."
"Condolences to Ta Tiger and his family."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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.
Twitter user @SimplyVamiS: "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."
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