The African National Congress (ANC) wishes to dismiss malicious rumours doing the rounds on social media networks that our National Chairperson and Minister of Minerals and Energy, Comrade Gwede Mantashe, has passed on. This is heartless, inhumane, untrue and insensitive.
To pronounce a person dead while they are still alive is not only insensitive and evil, it also goes against the spirit of ubuntu.
This afternoon our National Chairperson spoke to the Deputy Secretary, Comrade Jessie Duarte giving her update on his condition and that he is recovery well.
We wish to urge South Africans to refrain from diberately spreading fake news which infringe on the dignity and privacy of others.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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