14. Jackson Mthembu
Presidential Secretary Jackson Mthembu is announcing COVID-19 regulations and directives in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: @Sydney Seshibedi Source: Getty Images The later South African political figure died of complications from COVID-19. The 62-year-old Minister, who served in the Presidency, caught the virus on January 11 and passed away on January 21. Mzansi will always be grateful for his anti-apartheid activism in the 1970s.