ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte has revealed that she is not dead. She dismissed the rumours saying they created unpleasantness and panic.
Duarte mentioned that she has cancer but she was fighting it hard and regaining her health. The ANC described the news as fake, inhumane, barbaric, and inconsiderate.
The news are hurting to the Deputy Secretary General, her family, friends and party comrades, said Spokesman Pule Mabe.
He urged those spreading malicious and insensitive rumours to stop as they were causing panic.
The party wants an investigation conducted in order to ascertain the origins of such insensitive rumours.