Majority of Covid-19 related deaths in Gauteng suffered from hypertension or diabetes
"As the ANC caucus, we shall forever keep him in our hearts. In his spirit, the struggle shall continue."
The party extended condolences to the Peter family and his loved ones.
"May you find comfort in the knowledge that he fought a good fight."
The 55-year-old was born in Riebeeck East in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) and was a longstanding ANC leader in the Eastern Cape and a former UDF activist, the party said.
Prior to joining the National Assembly in the sixth Parliament, he had served in various Eastern Cape structures, including as a member of the provincial executive committee.
And before that, he had served as a ward councillor for 11 years before becoming the executive mayor of the Makana municipality from 2011 to 2015.