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Motshekga saddened by death of NC Education MEC MacCollen Jack

He died in hospital on Wednesday night where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness.

Northern Cape Education MEC Ntsikelelo MacCollen Jack. Picture: Northern Cape Department of Education/Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said she was shocked and saddened by the death of Northern Cape Education MEC MacCollen Jack.

He died in hospital on Wednesday night where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness.

The department's Elijah Mhlanga said Motshekga, like many others, respected jack for his hard work.

“They share quite a relationship. Even at the Council of Education Ministers, when they met, you could tell that these are people who are serious about the work that they are doing.”

Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul said the late Jack was a remarkable and capable leader.

Saul said his government was poorer after losing jack: “He was admitted to hospital last week and he was always in good spirits and confident of full recovery. Unfortunately, he took a bad turn and declared deceased. Provincial executive in the ANC and alliance partners will meet with the whole family.”

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