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RIP Ex-Deputy Minister

Mzimkhulu Njadayi, the very prospective district council mayor of the Sarah Baartman municipality, died less than a week ago, shocking the ANC. Given his early age, his death left an unforgettable imprint on the hearts of his companions.

While the party is still processing his grief, another prominent leader died this morning.

The ANC went to Twitter this morning to notify the death of former Deputy Minister of Internal Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim. According to the party, he died at the age of 84, surrounded by family at his Johannesburg home.

Ebrahim was said to be suffering from a long-term disease that took him despite the tremendous amount of medical treatment he was getting.

The section waxed lyrical about the enormous contribution he made during his time in the battle against Apartheid colonialism, as well as a variety of jobs he had while working in government, in classic ANC flair.

Ebrahim was of Indian heritage, and he joined the liberation struggle in the early 1950s as part of the group that drew the crucial Freedom Charter text at the Congress of the People. He was imprisoned on Robben Island for 15 years after being convicted with sabotage in 1964. This was at the same time that former President Nelson Mandela passed away.

Documents provided by the ANC's Twitter account

Ebrahim was a political giant among giants; with the dawn of the democratic era in 1994, he was dispatched by the ANC to the national assembly, where he served with distinction in all of the capacities to which he was entrusted.

When former President Jacob Zuma assumed power in 2009, he appointed Ebrahim as deputy minister of internal affairs, a position he held until his retirement in 2017.

Ebrahim was a National Executive Member of the ANC for 26 years after being elected at the eThekwini conference in 1991, in addition to serving in government.

Despite the fact that death is the ultimate terminus ad quem, the ANC has been severely punished this year, as seen by the number of high-profile figures who have died.

The party has reached a fork in the road, appears to be mired in a self-inflicted quagmire, and is in critical need of experienced leadership. As a result, it is one's judgment that Ebrahim's death has unquestionably deprived the party of great intellect who continued to bring value to the cause during its most trying times.

The OnlineNewzBible team extends its heartfelt sympathies to Ebrahim's family. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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