Duarte stated that generally Mthembu answered in a fashion which urged that he was attacking any person within the ANC, however it didn’t matter to him.
“To be a spokesperson of the ANC just isn’t the best job on this planet and I feel he did it excellently. He has been a superb minister within the presidency, main and co-ordinating the debates and discussions on Covid-19.”
In the meantime, justice and correctional companies minister Ronald Lamola described Mthembu as a father determine, a guider and somebody who was desperate to see individuals develop.
Talking to TimesLIVE simply moments after the announcement of Mthembu’s loss of life, Lamola stated the ANC and the nation had misplaced an incredible chief — and that he, personally, had misplaced somebody he noticed as a father determine.
“It’s not a pleasant factor, notably for us who labored very effectively with him. He was virtually like a father determine for us and, ja, you recognize, issues occur,” Lamola stated, seemingly confused.
“I’m certain even you guys [the media] loved working with him as a result of he was not a tough man. He would interact, he could be cordial and all that,” he added.