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BREAKING: President Jokowi's mother passes away

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 25, 2020   /   05:40 pm
BREAKING: President Jokowi's mother passes away President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, has passed away in Surakarta, Central Java, on Wednesday. (Tribunnews.com/Ferdinand Waskita )

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, has passed away in Surakarta, Central Java. She was 77.

Deputy Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Budi Arie Setiadi confirmed the news through a text received by The Jakarta Post.

"The President's mother passed away in Surakarta at 4:45 p.m. [on Wednesday]," Budi said on Wednesday.

Presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman confirmed the death. 

"I have received the news from State Secretary Pratikno," Fadjroel said.

President Jokowi departed from Jakarta and arrived in Surakarta at 5:52 p.m. on Wednesday, the Presidential Palace press bureau said in a statement.

At the time of the writing, Jokowi had yet to issue a statement on the matter, including on the cause of death. (afr)

 

Editor's note: This article has been updated with Sujiatmi's age and a statement from the Presidential Palace.