Presidency: Ramaphosa's spokesperson Mamoepa critical after falling ill

The veteran spin doctor, Ronnie Mamoepa, had reportedly undergone surgery in June after falling ill.

Ronnie Mamoepa and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa is in a critical condition in hospital after falling ill, the office of the deputy president has announced.

News about his condition was made public following unconfirmed reports of his death making rounds on social media.

In June, Times Live reported that Mamoepa had undergone surgery.

At the request of Mamoepa’s family and his doctors, few details were made public about his condition.

Ramaphosa appointed Mamoepa as his spokesperson in 2014.

The veteran spin doctor was also a spokesperson for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when she was Home Affairs minister.