Jessie Yasmin Duarte was born on September 19, 1953, in South Africa. She is a politician and acting secretary general of the African National Congress. She passed away on July 17, 2022.
She has long struggled with apartheid. She is Special Assistant to Nelson Mandela, a member of the Gauteng Cabinet, Ambassador to Mozambique, and ANC spokesperson.
In 2012, she was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC. Duarte said she would resign as deputy secretary general of the ANC at the next meeting in 2022.
RIP: Jesse Duarte dies after illness
The ANC said the organization’s deputy secretary-general, Yasmin “Jessie” Duarte, had died. Reports said Duarte died early on Sunday, July 17. Muslim custom says she will be buried in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.
The 68-year-old mother of two fell ill in November 2021 and remained at home until her death on Sunday. The ANC said she was taken to the hospital with a stomach problem.
The ANC said Jessie Duarte has been on medical leave since November 2021 as she is undergoing cancer treatment. The party said that the death of Comrade Jesse is a great loss to the country, the democratic movement, and to the family of Comrade Jesse.
Details of Jessie Duarte ANC husband John Duarte’s family and children
Jesse Duarte is married to her ex-husband, South African politician John Duarte. But in 2001, they were no longer together. They raised two children together.
Julie and Ibrahim Tangal have nine children. She was one of nine children born in Newclair, Johannesburg, in the Transvaal (now Gauteng). She is also the sister of Achmat Dangor, a South African writer, poet, and development worker.
In addition to being Mozambique’s High Commissioner, she has held many different jobs, such as Chief Operating Officer of the Presidential Palace and State Spokesperson.
We take a look at Jesse Duarte’s net worth and her life story
Jesse Duarte, acting secretary general of the African National Congress, is thought to have a net worth of around $2 million. From 1990 to 1994 she was the MEC for Safety and Security in Gauteng.
Duarte was elected to the ruling party’s national executive council (NEC) in 1999 when Thabo Mbeki was president. Because of this, he was the longest-serving NEC member.
Duarte finished high school at Coronationville Secondary School in Johannesburg. She first worked in the accounting field as a management accountant. In 1979, she was selected by Albertina Sisulu to form a women’s group in South Africa.