Ramaphosa security officer dies in Sudan

2016-05-15 12:16
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (File)

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (File)

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Juba - A police officer who was part of the security detail for Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has died in Sudan, the Presidency said on Sunday.

"Warrant Officer [Muzwandile Joel] Sithole passed away after a sudden illness in the South Sudan capital, Juba, where he was part of a team preparing for a working visit of… Ramaphosa," said the Presidency in a statement.

Ramaphosa extended his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sithole, following his death on Friday.

"Warrant Officer Sithole served the South African Police Service with distinction in a very important and valued role."

The SA government is now working with its South Sudanese counterpart in order to arrange the repatriation of Sithole's body this week.

Ramaphosa serves as a special envoy of President Jacob Zuma to South Sudan.

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