Thembi Mthembu, the wife of the late Minister in Presidency Jackson Mthembu, passed away in a Pretoria hospital on Thursday morning. A family member has confirmed that she was ill for some time. 

Her husband, Jackson, passed away early last year after he contracted COVID-19.

 The anti-apartheid activist and Minister in the Presidency died on 21 January 2021 after battling with Covid-19.The couple had six children and unfortunately lost their 25-year-old daughter on 20 March 2019 to suicide. Khwezi Mthembu committed suicide at her family’s Pelican parliamentary village home in Cape Town.

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