Former leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC’s)Johnson Mlambo has died due to covid-19 complicatioans at the age of 80.

Mlambo died at a Johannesburg hospital to which which he was admitted on Friday.

Mlambo was secretary of the PAC’s Daveyton branch in 1960. After the banning of the party, he became active in the military wing’s insurrection activities.

Mlambo spent 20 years on Robben Island maximum-security prison.

On his release in 1983, the underground leadership deployed him to join the PAC’s mission in exile. However funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.

Few weeks back, the South African health department revealed that the country is facing the second wave of the pandemic which is said to be more deadly than the first wave.