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ANC Statement wishing Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte a speedy recovery

The African National Congress wishes the Deputy Secretary General, Comrade Jessie
Duarte, a speedy recovery.

The DSG was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 28 November 2021 with gastrointestinal
complications requiring various investigations, an interventional procedure and other
treatment. Further results are awaited. The initial procedure has been successful.

As a result, the DSG will be on medical leave for the next few weeks. She will discharge
her duties and responsibilities in accordance with advice from her medical team.

The work of the ANC in general, and the Office of the Secretary General in particular, will
continue unabated. The DSG will be assisted in the execution of her duties and functions
by full-time National Officials and NEC members based at ANC headquarters. The
National Officials will make further announcements in this regard in due course.

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the DSG on Tuesday, 30 November. He found the
DSG in good spirits and conveyed the best wishes of the leadership and membership to
her and her family.

The DSG is being treated by an excellent medical team headed by Professor Jose Ramos
of the University of the Witwatersrand.



Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson
071 623 4975