Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The outgoing Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu has passed on at the age of 54 on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement on Wednesday, the office of the Auditor-General of South Africa confirmed that he died in hospital. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in June 2018.
Makweti was officially appointed auditor-general in December 2013 by former president Jacob Zuma for seven years.
He was recently appointed to the United Nations’ Independent Audit Advisory Committee (IAAC) during its 5th Committee elections.
The ANC has described him as a “gallant servant” and said that his passing is a huge loss to the auditing profession.
His office asked for the family to be given privacy.