President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited ANC Veteran and Former High Commissioner to Canada Ambassador Billy Modise at the Unitas Hospital in Pretoria.
Modise, who was the chief of state security under the Thabo Mbeki administration until his retirement in 2006, has been ill for some time.
Modise is best known for his work in building the anti-apartheid movement in the Nordic countries in the 1960s.
He is the recipient of the Order of Luthuli – Silver Class for his contribution to the country’s democracy.
Presidential Spokesperson Khusela Diko says, “President Cyril Ramaphosa has received with great concern news that struggle stalwart and distinguished diplomat Ambassador Billy Modise has spent an extended stay in hospital. He has offered his support to family during what must be a very trying time for them. The President has asked that all of us keep Ambassador Modise and his family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.”