Ronnie Mamoepa’s family calls for prayers as they deal with their loss

The well-known veteran government communicator passed away on Saturday night after complications arising from a stroke he suffered in June.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Well-known veteran government communicator Ronnie Mamoepa’s family has asked South Africans to pray with them as they try to deal with their loss.

Mamoepa passed away on Saturday night at a Pretoria hospital after complications arising from a stroke he suffered in June.

The 56-year-old is a former political prisoner and was a member of the Gauteng Provisional Legislature.

He also served in the African National Congress and various departments in the government.

At the time of his death, he served as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson.

The Mamoepa family spokesperson Groovin Nchabeleng says, “The Mamoepa family are asking the people of South Africa to join them in prayers as they come to terms with this ultimate loss of Ronnie. The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the management and the staff of Netcare Unitas Hospital, who cared for Ronnie.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)