MBABANE: Brian Sangweni, the Spokesperson of the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) said South African Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu was a true and a long time friend of the Swazi struggle for democracy.
In a press statement issued on Thursday on behalf of the political organisation, the PUDEMO Spokesperson mourned the death of Jackson Mthembu who died from COVID-19 related complications earlier on Thursday .Mthembu who died at the age of 62, was serving as South Africa\'s Minister in the Presidency and was also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC).
"Comrade Jackson will be remembered for his unwavering call for the democratisation of Swaziland through his entire political life. His demise is a huge loss to the people of Swaziland. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, the (ANC) and the entire people of South Africa", said the PUDEMO Spokesperson.
The late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu