The 23-year-old son of Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane died yesterday afternoon, the Gauteng provincial government said.
According to The Star, the 23-year-old may have committed suicide.
“The cause of death for Retlabusa Mokonyane is not known at this stage,” Gauteng government spokesperson Dumisani Zulu said last night.
“The family needs their space at this time,” he said. Zulu said a statement would be issued in due course.
Colonel Neville Malila said police found Retlabusa’s body in a townhouse in Bassonia, south of Johannesburg.
“Preliminary police investigations at the scene has indicated that no foul play was suspected and an inquest docket was opened for investigation,” Malila said in a statement.