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.
Ronnie Mamoepa, a cat who knew the game and its rules. I doff my hat. Rest In Peace Ronnie.
— Nikiwe Bikitsha (@NBikitsha) July 22, 2017
Ronnie Mamoepa was the ideal government communicator. Answered calls, returned calls, followed up on things and was always humble.
— Qaanitah Hunter (@QaanitahHunter) July 23, 2017
Truly saddened by the passing of Ronnie Mamoepa. He was a consummate professional with integrity, intelligence, humor and kindness.
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) July 23, 2017
“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.