ANC STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THEMBI MTHEMBU
The ANC has learned with sadness on the passing of Thembi Mthembu, the wife of its late National Executive Committee (NEC) member who also served as Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu. Thembi Mthembu passed away this morning, 14 April 2022, at the age of 51, due to ill health.
Mrs Mthembu served the Public Health service as a nurse in Mbombela, Mpumalanga as well as in Pretoria, a job that she greatly cherished. Her family had also confirmed that her affection to the nursing profession brought her much closer to the community. Mrs Mthembu would have turned 52 on the 27th April.
In January of 2021, Mrs Mthembu lost her husband Jackson Mthembu as a result of complications arising from COVID-19.
The ANC extends its deepest condolences to the late Jackson and Thembi Mthembu’s children, family, friends and colleagues as they navigate through this difficult period. May they find solace in knowing that their loss is the nation’s loss.
May her soul rest in peace.
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