Former Mpumalanga premier, Matthew Phosa's eldest daughter Moyahabo Phosa (39) has passed away after a short illness. 

Moya as she is affectionately known has been in ICU for a while, and recently suffered a stroke.

She passed away this morning in Nelspruit Mediclinic.

Friends and family were informed of her passing in a message.

“It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Moyahabo Phosa, the eldest daughter of Mathews and Pinky.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Phosa family. May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace."