Death be not proud: SA reacts to news of Jackson Mthembu's passing

- President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier took to his Twitter page to announce the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu

- According to the post, Mthembu died from Covid-19 related complications earlier on Thursday this week

- Since the news was shared with the public, hundreds of South Africans have been sharing their thoughts about Mthembu's passing

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Earlier today President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that Minister Jackson Mthembu had died due to Covid-19 complications on Thursday the 21st of January this week.

Not long after the president made the announcement on his Twitter page, hundreds of South Africans flocked to the comment section to share their thoughts on the minister's untimely passing.

While many locals shared their heartfelt condolences with Mthembu's family, not everyone seemed to be feeling very sorry. Briefly.co.za has taken some time to list a few of the most interesting reaction SA has had to Mthembu's passing.

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Read a few of their comments below.

@MmusiMaimane said:

"Death be not proud. This is sad news indeed. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of minister Mthembu and to all members of the ANC. May his soul Rest In Peace. May his family, friends and work colleagues find comfort and guidance from the Lord."

@politicsblahbla said:

"Heartbreaking. Jackson Mthembu was a lovely, warm, caring person."

@NHLALALA_kev said:

"Too sad... I don't really like the cabinet guys but death is the last thing you can wish for someone... deepest condolences to the family and friends"

@Maps_pj said:

"I really don't remember any corruption debacle associated with him. He was a Leader of integrity."

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that 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.

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"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," wrote President Cyril Ramaphosa in a series of tweets earlier today.

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