A staunch Buccaneers supporter‚ Jackson Mthembu died on Thursday as a result Covid-19 related complications. Orlando Pirates have joined in the voices mourning the death of senior African National Congress (ANC) member and Minister.
“Minister Jackson Mthembu – a sad loss to the Mthembu Family‚ the Nation and his Club.” Pirates tweeted.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club mourn the sad and untimely passing of iBhakaniya elikhulu‚ Minister Jackson Mthembu“. The club posted on their official website.
“We at Orlando Pirates remember uMvelase for the affable gentleman he was.
“The overwhelming feeling in the Orlando Pirates Family when the news of Minister Mthembu’s sad passing broke are best captured by words of the rank and file‚ ‘What a friendly‚ good-natured and accessible human being’.
“May his soul repose peacefully.”
Sixth-placed Pirates will be in DStv Premiership action on Saturday‚ away against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium.