Ronnie Mamoepa dead at 56 after long illness

Ronnie Mamoepa (56) passed away in Pretoria on Saturday at 23h15 after a long illness.

Mamoepa was a former political prisoner and former member of the Gauteng provincial legislature. His last job was as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson.

“This is a great loss to me personally, to the presidency and government at large,” said Ramaphosa.

Mamoepa was a highly regarded and accomplished public servant and veteran communicator, loved for his professionalism.

“Our thoughts are firstly and foremost with Ronnie’s wife, Audrey, his children and his siblings. I offer my sincere condolences to Ronnie’s relatives, friends, comrades and colleagues who have suffered the loss of someone who was much loved and respected across our country and beyond. We shall miss him greatly,” said Ramaphosa.

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