Jackson Mthembu was shot in face during a robbery

Jackson Mthembu was shot in face during a robbery in Witbank in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa on Sunday October 19, 2014.

Jackson MthembuJackson Mthembu is a prominent member of the African National Congress and the member of the South African parliament.

He is the former national spokesman of the ANC, he served during president Jacob Zuma‘s first term of office and was succeeded by Zizi Kodwa on May 26, 2014.

During the first and only term of the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Jackson Mthembu was the minister of transport in the Mpumalanga province from 1997 to 1999.

Mthembu was reportedly using an ATM on Mandela Street in the Witbank when an armed man approached him, pointed a gun at him and instructed him to draw all the money from his account.

When he turned around, the shot went off and hit him in the cheek.

The perpetrator and his three accomplices went to Jackson Mthembu’s car, where his four friends were waiting for him, and allegedly robbed them, along with Mthembu, of all their money and cellphones.

Jackson Mthembu was rushed to Witbank hospital where he is being cared for in the intensive care unit – he is reportedly in a serious but stable condition.

A case of armed robbery has been opened.

Speaking through a statement, the ANC expressed shock and displeasure with the shooting and robbing of Jackson Mthembu.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wished Mthembu a speedy recovery while Cosatu demanded that the South African Police Service (SAPS) find and arrest the perpetrators.

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