Thabo Masebe, a pillar of the Gauteng Provincial Government, passed away. This heartbreaking news broke on Monday, following Premier David Makhura’s tweet.
Who was Thabo Masebe?
Thabo Masebe worked as the spokesperson for former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe before joining the Gauteng government office as the chief of communications. He was also assigned to head the communications directorate at the deputy president’s private office while working as the vice president’s spokeswoman. He was a man with an extensive understanding of the communication service, and as a result, he was able to obtain high-ranking positions and occupations in the provincial government’s office.
Thabo Masebe was a meticulous public servant with a wealth of knowledge. He was dependable & ethical. Thank you to the Masebe family for allowing him to share his selfless spirit of activism with us & his outstanding contribution in bettering the lives of the people of Gauteng. pic.twitter.com/EqXMlK5XS0
— David Makhura (@David_Makhura) April 18, 2022
When did Thabo Masebe die and who confirmed his death?
Thabo Masebe was the acting director-general in David Makhura’s office when he died unexpectedly on Monday. Premier David Makhura expressed his sorrow over Thabo Masebe’s death and sent his heartfelt condolences to Thabo’s family and close friends. “He was a passionate and faithful servant of the people,” Makhura said, “who dedicated his duty to improving local communications services.” Thabo Masebe, a highly competent communicator in the public service, brought 20 years of expertise to the Premier’s office. He was a civil rights crusader who dedicated his life to helping the people of South Africa.”
Tributes continue to pour in for veteran communicator and acting director-general of the Gauteng government Thabo Masebe, whose death was announced on Monday night https://t.co/cslQQkY1GJ. pic.twitter.com/SGVGTW3N2T
— City Press (@City_Press) April 19, 2022
What was the cause of Thabo Masebe’s death?
People have no doubt been grieved by the news of the death of the people’s servant, who always went out of his way to meet people’s needs. We followed several obituaries to collect the same information as many of his lovers and followers were asking for the actual medical cause of death, but we couldn’t discover any reputable source for it. In the meantime, his age has yet to be confirmed. He was, however, in his 60s at the time of his death.
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