Thembi Mthembu, who the widow of late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu has passed away.

The Mthembu family confirmed that Thembi died in a Pretoria hospital on Thursday morning. She died at the age of 51.

The cause of her passing is not yet known to the public. The family will release a statement in due course.

Jackson Mthembu passed away in January 2021, due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 61 years old at the time of his death.


Mrs Mthembu worked as a nurse at a clinic in Mbombela, Mpumalanga Province, aswell as in Pretoria, Gauteng.

Meanwhile, the ANC has since sent their deepest condolences to the Mthembu’s, family, friends and colleagues. Below is the statement.

May they be comforted during this difficult period. May her soul rest in eternal peace.