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.
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.