Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo (46) killed in car accident
JOHANNESBURG - Newly elected Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo was killed in a car crash on Saturday evening as he was returning from a voter registration event in Soweto where he was campaigning for the ANC.
PRESIDENT MOURNS TRAGIC DEATH OF JOHANNESBURG EXECUTIVE MAYOR JOLIDEE MATONGO— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) September 18, 2021
President @PresidencyZA Ramaphosa is deeply saddened by the tragic death of City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Jolidee Matongo.
Matongo was elected just over a month ago following the passing of Geoff Makhubo from COVID-19 complications.
JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the mayor and a pedestrian were killed while three others were injured.
Previously he served as the city's finance MMC and was a long-serving member of the ANC as well as spokesperson for the party in the Johannesburg region.
This article first appeared on EWN : Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo (46) killed in car accident
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