ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu. Picture: Cindy Waxa/African News Agency (ANA)

Johannesburg - Messages of condolences have poured in on social media for Jackson Mthembu and his family after the ANC senior party member posted a  tweet revealing that his daughter has committed suicide on Tuesday night.

"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," the ANC Chief Whip tweeted. 

Thousands of messages have been posted in reply to Mthembu's heartbreaking tweet on Wednesday morning.

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