President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, has passed away in Surakarta, Central Java according to The Jakarta Post.
Deputy Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Budi Arie Setiadi confirmed the news.
“The President’s mother passed away in Surakarta at 4:45 p.m. [on Thursday],” Budi said on Thursday.
Presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman confirmed the death.
“I have received the news from State Secretary Pratikno,” Fadjroel said.
At the time of the writing, Jokowi had yet to issue a statement on the matter, including on the cause of death Jakarta Post said.