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Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, South Africa's health minister from 1999 to 2008, has died.
Professor Jeff Wing, Tshabalala-Msimang's doctor, said she had died at the Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre & Medi-Clinic ICU "about a minute ago", shortly before 3pm.
He said she had died from complications related to her first liver transplant in 2007.
Her most recent position in the government was minister in the Presidency under president Kgalema Motlanthe, but she was not included in the first cabinet of President Jacob Zuma, which was announced in May 2009. - IOL & Sapa