ANC stalwart Zola Skweyiya has died at age 75.

Skweyiya served as a Minister of Public Service and Administration in former president Nelson Mandela’s administration.

He also served as Minister of Social Development in former president Thabo Mbeki’s administration from 1999 to 2009.

He was appointed as South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK in 2009 and received the order of Luthuli in 2014.