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Johannesburg - African National Congress senior party member Jackson Mthembu has posted a gut-wrenching tweet in which he reveals that his daughter has committed suicide.

"My eldest daughter, Khwezi Mthembu , last night committed suicide at our Pelican parliamentary village home in #Capetown. We are in deep pain. We don't know what led her to take her own life at such a tender age of 25 years," said Mthembu.

My eldest daughter , Khwezi Mthembu , last night committed suicide at our Pelican parliamentary village home in #Capetown . We are in deep pain . We don't know what led her to take her own life at such a tender age of 25 years .

— Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) March 20, 2019

 Mthembu is married to Thembi, a nurse, with whom he has six children, according to South African History Online.

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