Tributes pour in for Kimi Makwetu

South Africa

Johannesburg – Tributes have poured in for outgoing Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu.

Makwetu died in hospital aged 54.

The Auditor-Geenral’s office released a statement confirming that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2018.

During his address on Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to Makwetu.

“During his time as auditor-general, Mr Makwetu served this country with dedication, distinction, and with great integrity.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of great sorrow,” said Ramaphosa.

Chairperson of the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General, Sakhumzi Somyo, described Makwetu as a professional man.

Scopa chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said Makwetu led from the from with integrity.


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