Human ’til the end: SA mourns ANC ‘father figure’ Jackson Mthembu

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Human ’til the end: SA mourns ANC ‘father figure’ Jackson Mthembu

His last tweets before he succumbed to the virus show his strength in the face of Covid scepticism

Amanda Khoza and Kgothatso Madisa

“They are human too.”

These were the last words minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu tweeted to his more than 425,000 followers, as he faced up to Covid-19 scepticism, after he publicly stated that he had tested positive on January 11.

Ten days later, in hospital on Thursday morning, Mthembu breathed his last breath. He was 62 years old...

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