Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is in mourning.

Her husband Serge Mokonyane passed away at a Johannesburg Hospital on Wednesday morning.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mr Serge Mokonyane, husband to Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, at a Johannesburg hospital this morning,” said family spokesman Mlimandlela Ndamase.

“Mokonyane was hospitalisd last month and sadly passed on this morning.

Ndamase said the Minister and family are officially in mourning and humbly request privacy at this moment of grief.

“The family will in due course communicate details pertaining to the funeral and any other memorial events and services.”