By Kaya 959 News
New Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo has died.
He apparently died in a car crash on Saturday evening. Matongo was on the election campaign trail in Soweto.
— Zama Mvulane ™️ (@_ZamaMvulane) September 18, 2021
Circumstances around the accident that the mayor was involved in are not yet clear.
He has been in the position for just over 1-month following the death of Geoff Makhubo. Makhubo died of Covid-19 in July.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to Johannesburg Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, he says it’s a tragedy he can’t comprehend.
It is hard to comprehend this tragedy, given the vitality and passion with which Mayor Matongo interacted with me and residents of Soweto so shortly before his death. pic.twitter.com/zmzGVFfAdA
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #RegisterToVoteANC (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 18, 2021