The spokesperson for the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and former mayor of KwaDukuza, Ricardo Mthembu has died.
Mthembu died in hospital on Wednesday as a result of complications related to Covid-19.
Mthembu, left his role as mayor of KwaDukuza Municipality after the May 8 elections and appointed spokesman for the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.
He had occupied the mayoral position for eight years, and was deployed to serve as a member of the provincial legislature.
However, he said that not being deployed as an MEC was a decision of the ANC that he could not question because it is the party that knows best where to deploy its own members in positions of leadership.