It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a dear comrade and colleague, Mr Ntsikelelo Maccollen Jack, who was the MEC for Education. Mr Jack passed on earlier this evening at the hospital.
He was admitted to hospital last week and he was as always in good spirits and confident of a full recovery.
Unfortunately he took a bad turn and was declared deceased earlier this evening. He was a seasoned cadre of the movement and an outstanding public servant. He had warrior spirit and extraordinary energy.
We extend our condolences to his wife , children, family, friends, colleagues and comrades.
We are in deep shock at the loss of such a remarkable and capable leader.
The provincial executive, the ANC and our alliance partners will meet with the whole family tomorrow and further details will then be released.
Released by the Office of the Premier
Spokesperson to the Premier
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