'He was a humble leader' - tributes pour in for ANC's Ricardo Mthembu

Many have described Mthembu as a humble public servant

09 July 2020 - 09:25 By Cebelihle Bhengu
ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu, left, with ANC provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli. Mthembu died on Wednesday.
ANC KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu, left, with ANC provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli. Mthembu died on Wednesday.
Image: Orrin Singh

South Africans have flooded social media to pay tribute to ANC leader, Ricardo Mthembu, who died on Wednesday. TimesLIVE reported he had been in intensive care for a few days with Covid-19 related complications.

Mthembu served as a mayor of KwaDukuza municipality for eight years but stepped down after the May 8 elections. Before his death, he was a member of the provincial legislature.

Acting mayor of KwaDukuza municipality Dolly Govender said his death has left a void among his colleagues and a responsibility to continue to champion the social issues he held close to his heart.  

The EFF in the province also a issued a statement conveying condolences to Mthembu's family and colleagues.

β€œWe pray that his family and colleagues find solace in this difficult period.”

These are some of the tributes shared on social media:


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