On Thursday, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of the state’s minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu of the COVID-19.
He added, “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss.”
Therefore, a number of political parties and institutions in South Africa paid tribute to the departed minister such as the African National Congress.
A few days ago, the minister announced his COVID-19 infection on Twitter.
He revealed, “Today I visited the Military hospital in Tshwane to get medical attention for an abdominal pain. After undergoing some tests, I tested positive for Covid-19.”
Yesterday, the state’s total recorded COVID-19 cases reached 1,369,426 and 38,854 deaths.