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Mayor of Johannesburg Jolidee Matongo’s Accident Killed him

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According to sources, the mayor of Johannesburg Jolidee Matongo’s accident caused his death on Sutarday (September 18, 2021) at 47. May he rest in peace.

Some Twitter account started to announce the heartbreaking news soon after #TheLordOfTheMedia wrote, “[JUST-IN] Newly elected @CityofJoburgZA Mayor @Jolidee_matongo is no more. Matongo was involved in a car accident after the ANC program in Soweto, which party President Cyril Ramaphosa led.

Two city officials also confirmed the tragedy, and the mayor’s political ally in Gauteng, Lebogang Maile, also confirmed the news through a tweet, saying: “I’m shattered.”

Before he was elected as a mayor, he worked as a member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for finance under his predecessor, Geoff Makhubo; Matongo also was a member of the African National Congress.

According to sources, Mayor of Johannesburg Jolidee Matongo's accident caused his death
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Born in 1974 in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, Jolidee Matongo’s parents are Zimbabwean migrants. He holds a diploma in public management, a B-Tech degree in public management from the University of South Africa, and a post-graduate diploma in management from Milpark Education.

In recent years, He was studying for a master’s degree in public management through the Management College of Southern Africa while living with his family in Lenasia.


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Jolidee Matongo’s Accident Became his Cause of Death

Although there is no official report about Pete Huge’s cause of death at this time, Wikipedia announced that the mayor lost his life on 18 September 2021 due to a car crash, hours after participating in an ANC electioneering program with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Soweto.

US day News does not confirm any rumors, but our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with Matongo’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to the mayor?” So if you have any related information about his death, please share it with us.

According to sources, Mayor of Johannesburg Jolidee Matongo's accident caused his death
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Becoming involved in politics at the age of 13, Jolidee was a member of the Soweto Student Congress and the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) before he became the regional head of communications of the African National Congress for eight years.

Matongo replaced Geoff Makhubo, who died suddenly from Covid-19 complications. His mayoral candidacy provoked a heated contest between two factions in the ANC in the region. Matongo and two other candidates became the first group to be interviewed by the ANC national top brass. This happened under new rules that prospective metro mayors are interviewed by the ANC’s powerful top six, including Ramaphosa.


Reactions to Death of Mayor of Johannesburg

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Immediately after the tragic news was released, many of Jolidee’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:

Someone wrote, “Such sad and truly shocking news of the passing of newly elected Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo. I am at a loss for words. We were with you in Soweto during the campaign trail, and now… Rest in peace Mr. Matongo.”

Another said, “Newly elected @CityofJoburgZA Mayor @Jolidee_matongo has passed on. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.”

Another Tweeted, “So many “comrades” die in car “accidents”. Now Cyril’s embarrassment in Soweto will b a side issue.”


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  1. Israel Lazarus September 21, 2021

    May GOD comfort the bereaved family

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