Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen says Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu’s work will be remembered in history. Mthembu died from COVID-19 complications on Thursday. Steenhusien applauded the work done by Jackson Mthembu in parliament, even against his own party.
“What a great guy to work with and a towering giant in the political landscape and with a devasting sense of humour as well, which he put to good use in jollying parliament along and of bringing people together,” he said. One Movement founder, Mmusi Maimane says the nation lost a great servant.
“In life, you meet a few quality people, you meet people who I would describe as the salt of the Earth, you meet people who like minister Mthembu and I fought, we laughed but I never doubted his love for our nation,” said Maimane. ACDP leader, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe describes Mthembu as a great leader who respected everyone despite their political party affiliation.
There goes a man who epitomized human decency. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Minister Jackson Mthembu and to his colleagues in the ANC and government. The Social Justice community has lost a partner. May his kind soul #RIP #RIPJacksonMthembu pic.twitter.com/HHwwfOSLL0
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) January 21, 2021
I am so sad to hear about the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu. A genuinely humble, warm, fun, professional man. My deepest condolences to the Mthembu family, friends and comrades during this devastating time.
Thank you kind sir.. rest well now.#RIPJacksonMthembu pic.twitter.com/epkXzF9Erl
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) January 21, 2021
When the spear was blunt #RIPJacksonMthembu will sharpen it
When debates where directionless, he will direct the debate
When anger was the order of the day, he’ll bring order and stability
We indeed lost a cadre and it will take us time to lift again these revolutionary banners pic.twitter.com/RK8O3o7sh5
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) January 21, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the news that Minister Jackson Mthembu has passed away. On behalf of the Western Cape Government, I extend my condolences to his family and friends, and to the ANC. May he rest in peace. #RIPJacksonMthembu pic.twitter.com/pwEYaT0PlS
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) January 21, 2021
What an incredibly kind and consummate professional.
Someone that young government communicators could learn alot from.
— Chriselda ‘Babes We Ndaba’ Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) January 21, 2021
— Mandilakhe Dlula (@sushimandi) January 21, 2021
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