Report: Driver Confirmed Dead In Matongo Car Crash

Recall that Matongo was killed in a car accident as he returned from campaigning with South Africa’s president on Saturday, just over a month after being elected Mayor.

Report: Driver Confirmed Dead In Matongo Car Crash-SurgeZirc SA
Jodilee Matongo/Photo File: GovNews

SurgeZirc reports that a driver has been confirmed dead following the car accident that claimed the life of the newly elected Mayor of Johannesburg, Jolidee Matongo.

Recall that Matongo was killed in a car accident as he returned from campaigning with South Africa’s president on Saturday, just over a month after being elected Mayor.

SurgeZirc understands that the other driver who was also involved in the car accident died as a result of the various degrees of injuries.

It was gathered that other casualties recorded included a pedestrian who was killed in the crash as well as Matongo’s two VIP protection members who were also reported to be injured during the crash.

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Matongo who recently took over from Geoff Makhubo who passed away in July from COVID-19 had served as mayor for just more than a month before his painful demise in a car accident on Saturday night.

Matongo was born in Soweto, according to the City of Johannesburg’s website, and became a member of the ANC Youth League after taking up student politics at the age of 13.

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