Premier Maape mourns death of Naledi Municipality Mayor Neo Schalk

Schalk passed away in the early hours of Sunday after he was involved in a head-on collision on the N14 outside Vryburg.

The late Naledi Municipality Mayor Neo Schalk. Picture: SA Gov News/Twitter

JOHANENSBURG - North West Premier Bushy Maape has joined leaders in that province in mourning the death of Naledi Municipality Mayor Neo Schalk.

Schalk passed away in the early hours of Sunday after he was involved in a head-on collision on the N14 outside Vryburg.

In a statement on Monday, Maape said the mayor's death came as a shock, adding that Schalk passed away at a time when government sought to remodel local government.

At the same time, African National Congress interim provincial committee spokesperson Kenny Morolong said Schalk was a candidate in the upcoming local government elections.

“Comrade Schalk was an ANC Ward 7 candidate in the Naledi sub-region. He will be remembered for his remarkable kindness and generosity.”

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