Condolences pour in for Zwelakhe Sisulu

The 61-year-old passed away in his sleep at his Greenside home, his family confirmed.

Zwelakhe Sisulu, who passed away on 4 October 2012 at the age of 61.

JOHANNESBURG - Condolences poured in on Thursday following the death of Zwelakhe Sisulu.

The 61-year-old passed away in his sleep at his Greenside home in northern Johannesburg on Thursday morning, his family confirmed.

His brother, Mlungisi Sisulu, said Zwelakhe will be missed.

"We are yet to hear from doctors about the cause of the death. He was diabetic, so we think it might have been that."

President Jacob Zuma said he was shocked by Zwelakhe's passing and sent his condolences to the family.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said, "Our thoughts are with the Sisulu family during this difficult time."

Zwelakhe worked as a journalist for a number of publications, including the Rand Daily Mail and the Sowetan.

Between 1994 and 1997, he served as South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO.

Zwelakhe was the son of the late ANC veterans Walter and Albertina Sisulu.

Parliamentary Speaker Max Sisulu and Public Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are some of his surviving siblings.

Zwelakhe was also a shareholder of Dirleton Minerals and Energy, and Afrimineral.