JOHANNESBURG – Kenyan academic and husband of Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Professor Rok Ajulu has died.
It is with a profound sadness that the Ajulu and Sisulu families announce the untimely passing of our beloved uncle x father Prof Rok Ajulu pic.twitter.com/J188OXEimM— Shaka Sisulu (@ShakaSisulu) December 27, 2016
Ajulu's death was announced by former speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu's son, Shaka on Twitter.
Prof Ajulu is remembered for his compassion, outspokenness, of knowledge, quick wit. He's survived by wife Lindiwe Sisulu, 5 kids, 5 gkids pic.twitter.com/rlTpTMCEcE— Shaka Sisulu (@ShakaSisulu) December 27, 2016
According to Sisulu's tweets, Ajulu was "struck down on Boxing Day by pancreatic cancer. He'll be laid to rest in his ancestral home on shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya."
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta paid tribute to Ajulu.