Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo Passes Away in Car Crash
Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo Passes Away in Car Crash. Photo: Twitter / ZimLive

Johannesburg’s newly elected Executive Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, has tragically died in a car accident in Gauteng, South Africa.

Matongo was allegedly on his way home from Soweto where he had been engaged in the ANC’s election campaign, headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Matongo was elected just last month, following the death of former Mayor Geoff Makhubo from Covid-19 complications. 

One of his last tweets featured photos with President Ramaphosa in Soweto today:

President Ramaphosa said on Saturday night: “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.”