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President wishes Jonas Gwangwa a full recovery

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of 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 said: “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.”
 
Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707
 
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria