Our correspondent has learnt that the former ANC treasurer-general Mendi Msimang has passed away.
The specific details of the struggle veteran’s death are not yet known.
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He fulfilled the role of the treasurer under Thabo Mbeki in his first term from 1997. He was also the husband of the late former minister of health, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who passed away in 2009.
During the struggle in the 1960s, he worked as the ANC’s London representative.
He was the ruling party’s treasurer during the years the controversial arms deal was being negotiated by Mbeki’s presidency.