Watch: The Best Of Jackson Mthembu Vs EFF In Parliament
Last week the nation was engulfed with grief following the death of Minister Jackson Mthembu who succumbed to COVID-19.
According to close friends of the deceased, the minister tested positive for Covid-19 on January 11 after showing some symptoms. He is said to have been ok until things made a drastic downturn on the 21st.
In his memory, we have revisited some of Mthembu’s fun moments and clashes with the EFF in parliament.
Below are some fun moments in parliament between the late Minister and Economic Freedom Fighters.
The 62-year-old Minister in the presidency served the ANC at Parliament and Luthuli House. He was born in Witbank, now Emalahleni, in Mpumalanga in 1958. He began his political career as a student leader at Elukhanyisweni Secondary School in Witbank during the 1976 students’ uprisings and served in party structures in the 1980s in the fight against apartheid.
He was appointed MEC in Mpumalanga in the 1990s and later became Speaker in the provincial legislature.
He was the national spokesperson of the ANC under President Nelson Mandela from 1995 – 1997, After getting deployed to Luthuli House, he became ANC national spokesperson from 2007 until he joined Parliament a few years later. He served as the Chief Whip of the ANC in the National Assembly from 2016 up to the end of the 5th term of parliament in 2019. After the 2019 national and general elections, he was appointed as the Minister in the Presidency.
Mthembu’s family life:
He has had his fair share of pain when it comes to losing the people that are close to his heart. In March of last year, he lost his eldest daughter, Khwezi Mthembu, who is believed to have committed suicide. She lost her life at the tender age of 25 years.
The late renowned politician was a married man. He was previously married to the late Pinkie S. Jackson. He has four sons and two daughters.
May his soul rest in peace!
The Best Of Jackson Mthembu In Parliament Vs EFF