Former Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) secretary Songezo Mjongile has died.
In a statement, ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe has confirmed Mjongile’s death at his home in Morningside, Johannesburg.
Mjongile recently tweeted that he was suffering colon cancer.
He was a member of the ANC’s Interim Provincial Committee that was set up when the provincial executive committee was disbanded last year.
He was ousted as provincial secretary in 2015 when Faiez Jacobs was elected.
Meanwhile, politicians and ordinary citizens have taken to Twitter to express their heartfelt condolences to the Mjongile family.
— Premier Sihle Zikalala (@sziks) September 18, 2020
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) September 18, 2020
Another good leader Songezo Mjongile has left us. May his Soul Rest in power. He did what he did in scintillating in Good leadership and it is what it is. God be with him till we meet again…. #RIPSongezoMjongile pic.twitter.com/FyMAzPYYMJ
— ACCORDION13TH-IN-CHIEF🇺🇲+🇿🇦🌐 (@Accordion13T) September 18, 2020
💔💔💔 Songezo and Andile…
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) September 17, 2020
Just received terrible news of the passing on of my dear friend and comrade, Songezo Mjongile 💔💔💔💔 May your soul rest in peace#RIPSongezoMjongile
— Philly Mapulane (@PhillyMapulane) September 17, 2020
— Nonceba Mhlauli (@NoncebaMhlauli) September 17, 2020