'He was a humble leader' - tributes pour in for ANC's Ricardo Mthembu
Many have described Mthembu as a humble public servant
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.
“We pray that his family and colleagues find solace in this difficult period.”
These are some of the tributes shared on social media:
ANC LOSES KZN spokesman Ricardo Mthembu- a humble soul, a humanitarian and was committed to fighting the ills we see daily. COVID-19 took him so fast. Rest in peace, dear friend. To you all, take no chances, COVID-19 comes without a warning.— Jay Jugwanth (@jugwanthj) July 8, 2020
The dark cloud of death is hanging over our region, ILembe . Rest In Peace Ricardo Mthembu.— Zakhele Gumede (@zakheleg) July 8, 2020