The African National Congress (ANC) caucus in parliament has joined its national structure in paying tribute following the death of Serge Mokonyane, husband of Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane.

He was admitted to hospital in March and passed away on Thursday.

The office of ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu says Mokonyane had “contributed immensely” to the struggle for liberation.

Spokesperson for the ANC Chief Whip Nonceba Mhlauli says the party’s caucus is sending its deepest condolences to the entire Mokonyane family.

“We will forever be grateful for his contribution as an activist of the UDF and during the dark days of apartheid.”

“We send our deepest condolences to the entire Mokonyane family and the ANC caucus leadership, at an opportune time will pay the visit to the family to express our sincere sympathy.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time, and the may the soul of comrade Serge rest in peace.”