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Read! President Cyril Ramaphosa Sends Jonas Gwangwa A Statement Wishing Him A Speedy Recovery

Read! President Cyril Ramaphosa Sends Jonas Gwangwa A Statement Wishing Him A Speedy Recovery – Iconic jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa was admitted to hospital. This has been publicized in a statement forwarded by President Cyril Ramaphosa sending words of encouragement for his recovery.

This is the statement the Presidency office sent, – “President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, expressed his best wishes to activist, musician, songwriter and producer Jonas Gwangwa, 81, who has taken ill.”

“Mr Gwangwa is receiving medical attention at 1 Military Hospital in Tshwane.”

“Mr Gwangwa, a globally renowned jazz trombonist, is an Esteemed Member of the National Order of Ikhamanga, who was honoured in 2010 for his exceptional contribution to music and the struggle for freedom in South Africa.”

President Ramaphosa has stated : “The thoughts and prayers of all South Africans are with our beloved national treasure, Ntate Jonas Gwangwa, and his family. Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has visited Mr Gwangwa and assured us that he is recovering well and in good spirits. We wish him a speedy and full recovery.”

Written by: Aphiwe Theodorah Mvinjelwa

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