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Cape Town – Presidential Minister Mondli Gungubele was saddened after losing his son, Karabo, to a brief illness.
The presidency announced on Friday that Karabo, 32, died today and worked for a financial institution.
Gungubele was appointed minister to the presidency in early August during a cabinet reshuffle of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
He chaired the Social Development Portfolio Committee prior to his move to Pretoria.
He was also Deputy Minister of Finance a few years ago.
He also worked in the Gauteng provincial government for the past several years before moving to the national legislature.
The presidency said more details would be released on the funeral arrangements for Karabo.
“The presidency sends its deepest condolences to the Gungubele family at this time of need,” he said.
“Karabo passed away today, Friday September 24, 2021, at the age of 32 from a short illness,” he said.
He worked as a quality analyst at a leading financial institution.
He had a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences.
Karabo’s death comes as the presidency still mourned the death of Deputy Minister for the Presidency for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Hlengiwe Mkhize.
Mkhize, 69, died this week and will be buried on Saturday in Fourways, north of Johannesburg.