Nurse remembers ‘humble’ Mthembu’s final moments


The nurse who handled minister within the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has detailed how medical doctors tried to resuscitate him in his final moments.

Mavis Mahlakwane, a nurse on the Milpark Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, informed mourners throughout Mthembu’s funeral in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, that he was admitted to the ability on January 19 at 9pm and examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Mahlakwane started taking good care of Mthembu the following day. She described him as pleasant.

She stated Mthembu was a calm and humble one that didn’t need to be known as minister throughout their interactions.

“I requested him what he want to eat and he informed me that his spouse would convey him meals, I mustn’t fear,” Mahlakwane stated.

Mthembu’s spouse, Thembi, introduced him a fruit salad and likewise gave him cheese. After having his meal, Mthembu informed Mahlakwane that his spouse had introduced him “the very best meals ever”.

Mahlakwane stated she would have conversations with Mthembu and it felt like they’d recognized one another for a while.

Even in his sick mattress, Mthembu nonetheless had some sense of humour.

He confirmed Mahlakane a video of police minister Bheki Cele dancing.

“He stated ‘you see this one, the day I come out of right here, I need to present him easy methods to dance, not what he’s doing right here’,” Mahlakwane quoted Mthembu.

Mahlakane stated Mthembu would even insist for her to go and have some tea as he complained that she had been operating round taking good care of him.

On Wednesday, Mthembu requested his telephone and stated he needed to name his “true pal”.