According to the family of Jackson Mthembu, the late Minister in the Presidency, his widow, Thembi, passed away at a Pretoria hospital on Thursday morning.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Thembi Mthembu, the widow of the late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday morning at a Pretoria hospital after a short illness.
- Her husband Jackson passed away after contracting COVID-19 early last year. Her family confirms that she has been ill for some time.
- They had six children and unfortunately lost their 25-year-old daughter to suicide on March 20, 2019.
- Khwezi Mthembu committed suicide at her family’s Pelican parliamentary village home in Cape Town.
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Mthembu’s cousin, Artwel Mthembu: “She was not well for the last couple of weeks. She lost her life in hospital. To open up the wounds, we lost Jackson last year.”
Thembi’s death comes a little over a year after the death of her husband.
Jackson Mthembu, an anti-apartheid activist and Minister in the Presidency, died on January 21, 2021, after suffering from a contagious disease (COVID-19).
They had six children and sadly lost their 25-year-old daughter to suicide on 20 March 2019. Khwezi Mthembu committed suicide at their family home in Pelican parliamentary village, Cape Town.
The news of the deceased Chief Whip’s wife disappointed South Africans and condolences were sent to her family shortly after her death was announced.
According to current information, no cause of death is known for Thembi Mthembu.
Tweetverse mourns Thembi Mthembu
The Mthembu family has suffered a great and saddening loss.
In all my encounters with Jackson Mthembu and with Mme Thembi Mthembu, I was met with kindness, wisdom and ubuntu.
I offer my deepest condolences to the Mthembu’s. My prayers are with your family at this time. pic.twitter.com/xPOfkvQrcx
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 14, 2022
JUST IN: Jackson Mthembu's wife Thembi Mthembu has passed on. The cause of death is unclear yet. Tune into #Newzroom405 for more on this as we will be speaking to some family members shortly. pic.twitter.com/stDxvcdBwG
— Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) April 14, 2022
It must have been through a heartbreak. She couldn't continue life without him.
This is terrible for the family.
— Molefi Lebone (@MolefiLebone) April 14, 2022
I'm so broken-hearted to learn that the wife of the late former Chief Whip @JacksonMthembu_ has passed on. We join our heart with the family of Sis Thembi Mthembu in this difficult time. May her beautiful soul rest in peace ??? #RIPThembiMthembu pic.twitter.com/IAsQZzsEsL
— Zama Mvulane (@_ZamaMvulane) April 14, 2022
JUST IN: Jackson Mthembu's wife Thembi Mthembu has passed on. The cause of death is unclear yet. Condolences to the family and friends? pic.twitter.com/hybAiI6KQG
— Ghostlady ? (@ghostladysa) April 14, 2022