The Office of the ANC Chief Whip has learned with great pain and sadness of the passing of the daughter of comrade Jackson Mthembu, the ANC Chief Whip.
After the sitting of the National Assembly late last night, as comrade Mthembu was on his way home, he received a call from one of his daughters who informed him of a tragedy that had occurred at home.
Upon arrival at his parliamentary village home in Pelican Park, Cape Town, he was confronted by a very painful sight of his daughter, Khwezi Mthembu (25), who had by all indications taken her own life in her room.
This is a very traumatic and painful experience for the family and we ask South Africans to keep us in their prayers during this difficult time.
We thank those who are sending messages of condolences to the Chief Whip and the Mthembu family.
The Office will release details of the funeral in due course.
Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.