He revealed in a tweet that his eldest daughter Khwezi (25) had committed suicide overnight.
“My eldest daughter, Khwezi Mthembu, last night committed suicide at our Pelican parliamentary village home in #CapeTown. We are in deep pain. We don’t know what led her to take her own life at such a tender age of 25 years,” said Mthembu.
My eldest daughter , Khwezi Mthembu , last night committed suicide at our Pelican parliamentary village home in #Capetown . We are in deep pain . We don’t know what led her to take her own life at such a tender age of 25 years .
— Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) March 20, 2019
South Africans were quick to respond with their condolences.
My condolences Mr Mthembu and family, God is your comforter. May her soul Rest In Peace 🙏
— Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane (@AdvBMkhwebane) March 20, 2019
Jackson Mthembu’s son perished to drug addiction, now we hear of his 25 year old daughter who committed suicide. I don’t agree with his politics but no parent deserves this 😒
— Malema cleo (@latimalema) March 20, 2019
The daughter of Jackson Mthembu, chief whip of the ANC has committed suicide at 25. My condolences to the Mthembu family. May Khwezi’s soul rest in peace. Life can be that difficult.
— MDUDUZI LUCKY MSIZA (@KingKadesi) March 20, 2019
. Deepest condolences. Such devastating news for any parent.
— Young, Gifted & Black🏅🏆🥇 (@buhle_ndweni) March 20, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family comrade Jackson. May God provide you the strength you require
— Olwethu Sipuka (@osipuka) March 20, 2019