Former ANC treasurer-general Mendi Msimang passes away

Msimang was also the high commissioner in London between 1995 and 1998.


The Citizen has learnt that former ANC treasurer-general Mendi Msimang has passed away.

The specific details of the struggle veteran’s death are not yet known. He was 78.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura told Morning Live that Msimang had not been well for some time.

He fulfilled the role of treasurer under Thabo Mbeki in his first term from 1997. He was also the husband of the late former minister of health, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who passed away in 2009.

During the struggle in the 1960s, he worked as the ANC’s London representative.

He was the ruling party’s treasurer during the years the controversial arms deal was being negotiated by Mbeki’s presidency.

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