File: Kimi Makwetu passed away on 11 November 2020 after a battle with lung cancer. GCIS
JOHANNESBURG - Outgoing Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu has died in hospital aged 54.
The auditor general's office has released a statement confirming that he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2018.
The news comes, less than a week, after Makwetu was appointed to the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee.
Makwetu was appointed auditor-general in December 2013.
He had spent seven years as the country's deputy auditor-general.