Who is Jessie Duarte? is she Dead? Aged 68, Husband, Family, Daughter, Biography

Who is Jessie Duarte? is she Dead? Aged 68, Husband, Family, Daughter, Biography

Jessie Yasmin Duarte is a South African politician and the African National Congress’s acting secretary-general.

Death rumors about Jessie Duarte have been debunked by the African National Congress (ANC).

The ANC has denied allegations that its deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, had died on social media.

The party condemned individuals spreading rumors about Duarte, who has been out of work for about six months due to health issues.

Party spokesman Pule Mabe called the rumors on social media “false news.”

“The ANC has learned with a great shock of fake news messages doing rounds that our deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has passed away. These fake news messages are very inhumane, barbaric, inconsiderate, and very hurting to the person of the DSG, her family, friends, and comrades as well as to the broader mass democratic movement.

“The ANC categorically dismisses these nonsensical claims peddled by some through fake news messages across social and mainstream media platforms. The DSG has been ill for some time and is now well on the road to full recovery. The ANC is encouraged by the DSG, comrade Duarte’s display of strength on a daily basis, and look forward to her imminent return to the office,” said Mabe.

Those guilty for spreading the nasty and insensitive rumors, according to Mabe, should stop immediately.

Rumor-Mongers

He claimed that the rumor-mongers are instilling undue fear in the ANC and Duarte’s family, friends, and associates.

“However should the peddlers of the misleading rumors persist, the ANC will be left with no choice but to approach relevant authorities to investigate the origins and accordingly act upon those responsible.

“We are appreciative of the continued support that the family is giving to the DSG. We further commend our national officials, members of the national executive committee and all those who took their time to visit the DSG in person, and many others who continue to convey well wishes.

“The outpouring messages of support and prayers have contributed immensely to the DSG’s road to recovery. We also convey our words of gratitude to the medical team for their professional service.”

The ANC, according to Mabe, will continue to offer moral support to the DSG while also keeping the rest of the country informed on her recovery.

Since the ANC removed Ace Magashule last year, Duarte has been acting secretary-general, but her responsibilities have been taken over by treasurer-general Paul Mashatile and NEC member Gwen Ramakgopa while she recovers.

Jessie Duarte Age, Family, and Early Life

Jessie Duarte was born on September 19, 1953, in Gauteng, South Africa, and is now 68 years old. She is a South African citizen.

jessie duarte family

Achmat Dangor’s sister is Duarte.

Jessie Duarte Husband, What about her Relationship?

Jessie Duarte was married to John Duarte until 2001 when they divorced. They are the parents of two children.

Which school and college did she go to? What was her major?

There are no details on the educational background of Jessie Duarte at the moment. The high school she attended and the university she graduated from are all under review.

Jessie Duarte Career, What is her profession?

She was elected to the Gauteng Provincial Executive Council (PEC) and the African National Congress’s Interim Leadership Core in 1990.

After serving as a Personal Assistant to both former President Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, she was nominated as a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Safety and Security in Gauteng in 1994.

In 1998, she was embroiled in a scandal involving the probable misappropriation of public funds when she was accused of taking her lover on a taxpayer-funded trip to Portugal.  

After a committee of inquiry found there was a “strong suspicion” that she had covered up a car accident while driving without a license, she was compelled to resign as Gauteng Safety and Security MEC. Jessie Duarte admitted to driving a car without a license but claimed that the notion that a bodyguard was driving at the time was spread by others in her department. According to the Mail & Guardian, she personally submitted the allegedly fake paperwork making this assertion to them.

Duarte was chosen as the South African ambassador to Mozambique after leaving her role as MEC, a position she served from 1999 to 2003.

During the African National Congress’s 53rd National Conference in Mangaung in 2012, she was named Deputy Secretary-General.

Duarte announced her retirement as deputy secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC) on January 7, 2021, during the party’s next conference in 2022.

Is she available on any kind of social media platform?

We did a quick search for the social media of Jessie Duarte but weren’t able to find any details on her social handle.

Jessie Duarte’s Appearance Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about  Jessie Duarte’s which you should be known

NationalitySouth African
EthnicityN / A
Age68
Marital  statusDivorced
Former PartnerJohn Duarte
Children2

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