fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • Riyaadhuth Thaakereen - Live Thikr Programme
    Tue, 4:00 am - 5:00 am
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


Late Joburg Mayor to be Honoured with Civic Funeral

Sep 20, 2021

By Naadiya Adams

The late Joburg Mayor’s funeral arrangements have been finalised.

Jolidee Matongo was killed in a car crash on Saturday evening while travelling from a campaign day alongside President Cyril Ramaphosa in Soweto.

The incident took place on the Golden Highway where two other people were also killed.

In an interview with Radio Islam, the spokesperson for the Premier, Vuyo Mhaga, said he was returning from a long day on the campaign trail.

“It would be a few hours after he departed from a very gruelling door to door campaign, engaging with the communities in and around Soweto and obviously taking some of the concerns of the community,” said Mhaga.

During a meeting at Matongo’s home in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg, the family funeral committee, under the guidance of the ANC’s Joburg regional structure, made the decision to honour the late Mayor with a civic funeral.

The party wished to respect the wishes of the Matongo family.

ANC’s Sasabona Manganye said “We had a funeral committee meeting engaging with the family just to ensure that whatever plans we have are in line with the family’s plans.”

Mhaga says Matongo’s passing is a major loss.

“He leaves a lot of work of institutional memory and some of the plans that we afford by the ANC … but in governance it’s a massive, massive disruption, we could see him really warming up to the seat and responding quite well, and really engaging with the people of Johannesburg so it is quite a setback for us,” said Mhaga.

Matongo will be buried on Friday, with memorial events taking place throughout the week at different locations across the city of Joburg.

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Sudan: Military Grabs Power

Sudan: Military Grabs Power

Umm Muhammed Umar In Sudan, the prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and his cabinet have been arrested and the government dissolved, in the African continent’s latest 'coup'. The BBC reports that aside from political tensions, Sudan's economy has been in a deep crisis....

read more
Bank Robbery Foiled in Lenasia

Bank Robbery Foiled in Lenasia

  Umm Muhammed Umar Two suspects were in police custody after attempting to rob a branch of FNB in Lenasia last Monday, October 18. According to the Sowetanlive, four would be bank robbers, brandishing firearms, demanded cash from staff at the bank. A customer,...

read more
Compromise reached in steel sector

Compromise reached in steel sector

By Staff Reporter 25:10:2021 On Thursday, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) ended its 3-week-long strike in the metal and steel sector, which bled hundreds of millions and cost organised labour R200-million. Around 170 thousand workers,...

read more
Cele: Missing Moti Brothers Case Close to Being Solved

Cele: Missing Moti Brothers Case Close to Being Solved

By Naadiya Adams With less than a week to the local government polls, political parties are heavy on the campaign trail to secure votes across provinces. The ruling party has been working hard on the ground to connect with voters and promise a better standard of...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *