Jolidee Matongo described as non-factional leader at memorial service

The Johannesburg mayor died in a car crash on Saturday evening while travelling on the Golden Highway.

FILE: Jodilee Matongo. Picture: @MatongoMmc/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Late Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo has been described as a non-factional and non-divisive leader at a memorial service at the old council chambers in Johannesburg.

He died in a car crash on Saturday evening while travelling on the Golden Highway.

Matongo had been campaigning, along with African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa, in Soweto.

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Two others were also killed in the crash while two of Matongo's protectors were recovering in hospital.

ANC Region B representative Cathy Seeford spoke fondly of the late mayor: β€œHe always had a great smile and that feeling of making you feel at ease. So, today I would like to celebrate his life.”

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