President Jokowi confirms his mother died of cancer

President Jokowi confirms his mother died of cancer

President Joko Widodo delivers a press statement on the passing of his mother on Wednesday evening (March 25, 2020) at the mourning house in Solo, Central Java. (ANTARA/Aris Wasita)

We know that she had been suffering from cancer for the last four years.
Solo (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has confirmed his mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, passed away due to cancer at the age of 77 on Wednesday.

"We know that she had been suffering from cancer for the last four years," Jokowi stated at the mourning house in Solo, Central Java, on Wednesday evening, a few hours after Notomiharjo breathed her last (around 4:45 p.m. local time).

He added that the family had made serious efforts for her health, including seeking treatment at the Army Central Hospital (RSPAD) Gatot Soebroto in Jakarta.

"We have been doing our best, however, God has his own will. Our family appeals for your prayers, may she rest in peace with the Almighty," Jokowi said.

Notomiharjo’s funeral is planned to be held on Thursday afternoon at the family cemetery in Mundu, Karanganyar District, Central Java.

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