Condolences continue to pour in for Jackson Mthembu's family after he revealed that his 25 year old daughter committed suicide.
The ANC Chief Whip tweeted on Wednesday morning that Khwezi committed suicide at their home in Cape Town.
"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."
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
Condolences to you and your family Mr Mthembu. No parent deserves to bury their own child.— Mmina Tau (@Reu_100) March 20, 2019
While the Mthembu is still trying to make sense of why Khwezi committed suicide, the ANC veteran has in the past opened about his son who is drug addict and how parents like him who have addicted children needed help.
The son is now in prison.
Speaking to Independent Media last year about his son, Mthembu had said parents needed to ask themselves whether they were “absent”, or “part-time” parents – and needed to ensure they knew what was going on in their children’s lives.
What Mr Mthembu goes through with his kids.— Thabelo Justy (@EcoFFza) March 20, 2019
Its so painful.
“I am speaking out because we as parents also need help,” he said.
“Maybe there are others who have been through what I have gone through, others who can help.
“This affects all of us, black and white. My son has turned into a vagabond and (his addiction) has threatened to drag us into his terrible world.
“Our young people need our support to tackle this – and so do we, as parents,” he urged.
Goodness this is so painful! You and your family have had their fair share of pain and you have opened up about your deep hurts and vulnerabilities.. This sure has filled you with regrets and what ifs about your life / career choices. I got no words to console you Mr Mthembu. 💔— nikelo mabandla (@nikelo_m) March 20, 2019