He revealed in a tweet that his eldest daughter Khwezi (25) had committed suicide overnight.

“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,” said Mthembu.

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South Africans were quick to respond with their condolences.