Jackson Mthembu

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Jackson Mthembu
Jackson Mthembu Late Minister in the Presidency.png
Born Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu
(1958-05-06)May 6, 1958
Witbank, Mpumalanga
Died January 21, 2021(2021-01-21) (aged 62)
Pretoria, Gauteng
South Africa
Cause of death COVID-19 Complications
Education Elukhanyisweni Secondary School
Alma mater University of Fort Hare
  • Politician
Years active 1970 - 2021
Spouse(s) Thembi Mthembu
Children 6

Jackson Mthembu (5 June 1958 - 21 January 2021) was a South African politician who was a life long member of the African National Congress. He served at the African National Congress chief whip in from 2016 to 2019 under presidents Jacob Zuma and later Cyril Ramaphosa. Jackson Mthembu served as the national spokesperson for the African National Congress twice; for the first time under president Nelson Mandela from 1995 to 1997 and again under president Jacob Zuma from 2009 to 2014.


Jackson Mthembu died on 21 January 2021 from complications relating to COVID-19.


  1. South African Government, Jackson Mthembu, 09 March 2021
  2. People's Assembly, Mr Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu, 09 March 2021
  3. Cape Talk, Minister Jackson Mthembu passes away from Covid-19, 09 March 2021

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