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Motlanthe's mom died a dfay before his wedding

By admin
12 May 2014

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's mother has died, the presidency said on Monday.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's mother has died, the presidency said on Monday.

"Masefako Sophia Motlanthe, the mother of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, passed away on Friday, 9 May of natural causes at her home in Meadowlands, Soweto. She was 89 years old," the presidency said in a statement.

A memorial service would be held on Thursday, and a funeral service on Saturday.

She died a day before Motlanthe's wedding to long-term partner Gugu Mtshali in Houghton, Johannesburg.

Kgalema Motlanthe yesterday married his long-time partner, Gugu Mtshali, at a private ceremony in Houghton Johannesburg.

According to the Sunday Times, high profile guests who attended the ceremony included President Jacob Zuma, Lindiwe Sisulu, Cyril Ramaphosa, Blade Nzimande, Zwelinzima Vavi and Jeff Radebe among others.

Mtshali once worked as a PA to former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa. Although the couple have been together for a number of years, Motlanthe only finalised his divorce from his estranged wife, Mapula, earlier this year.

- SAPA