WATCH: Memorial for late Minister Jackson Mthembu

A memorial service is being held today for the late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, who was laid to rest on Sunday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The late Jackson Mthembu has been described as a true leader -- not only in government, but in his community.

A memorial service is being held for him on Monday.

Mthembu's family, friends and government officials said goodbye to him on Sunday.

READ: Jackson Mthembu hailed as a disciplined cadre

He was laid to rest in his home town of eMalahleni in Mpumalanga.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has lost a friend and comrade; a man who never hesitated to speak up about what he thought was right.  
    
The nurse who looked after him throughout his time at Milpark hospital while he was battling COVID-19, says he thanked healthcare workers for their dedication and commitment.

His wife said she will remember him for his jokes and bubbly spirit.

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