South Africa’s President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma has confirmed the death of Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s Hubby, Professor Rok Ajulu.
Daddy Zuma extended his condolences to the Minister of Human Settlement, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu expressing sadness over the passing of the renowned scholar.
A statement from the Presidency said:
“Professor Ajulu is a renowned internationalist and academic, he has contributed immensely to not only academia but also to the struggle for liberation in his own native Kenya and South Africa.
On behalf of government and all South Africans, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Minister Sisulu as well as Ajulu and Sisulu families. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period.
His passing is great loss to his family, South Africa and indeed the continent. May his soul Rest in Peace.”
Also, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta
“He was one of Kenya’s most distinguished and thoughtful academics, and a true Pan-African.
We will miss him deeply. I am grateful for Professor Ajulu’s life, rich in achievements, in friendship, and in productive scholarship.
I offer his family what consolation I can, and I pray that God will grant them the courage to bear the loss”
Likewise, Zuma’s party (ANC) described Professor Rok Ajulu as a staunch and committed supporter of the South African liberation movement.
“Professor Ajulu was a passionate, articulate and ardent advocate for the liberation and freedom of the South African people.
“The African National Congress sends its most sincere condolences to comrade Lindiwe Sisulu and the Ajulu family at large on the passing of this distinguished son of the African soil. Our hearts and thoughts are with them during this painful time,” stated the ANC.
From our gatherings, Sisulu’s hubby died from pancreatic cancer complications at Meulmed Hospital in Pretoria.