VIDEO: Former Johannesburg Mayor, Mpho Moerane, has passed away. His family says he passed this afternoon following a car crash last week KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

VIDEO: Former Johannesburg Mayor, Mpho Moerane, has passed away. His family says he passed this afternoon following a car crash last week

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Former Johannesburg Mayor, Mpho Moerane, has passed away. His family says he passed this afternoon following a car crash last week. 


The family says details of his funeral are yet to be finalised.

Moerane was also vying to become the ANC Regional Chairperson in their elective conference billed for later this month.

The Moerane family spokesperson Mike Maile says he passed away in the presence of his family. “His family has been by the bedside since he has been in hospital until the final minute and they are still with him as we speak. There be an announcement of the programme as to what is going to happen and the funeral details how messages of condolences can be delivered and all other relevant matters will be communicated in due course.”

Phalatse said Moerane, though seated across the isle of council, was always eager to engage on the development of the city, and on how leaders in Johannesburg could collectively work to serve the interests of residents because all were servants of the people, and not just party political representatives.

“Bitso (my namesake), as we affectionately used to call each other, will forever hold a special place in my heart — not just as a colleague but also as someone I called a friend,” Phalatse said.

She said the city, through the office of the speaker, will be in contact with the Moerane family and the ANC to offer its assistance to the family.

Moerane is the third Johannesburg mayor to die in less than a year.

The city mourned mayor Geoff Makhubo who died in July 2021 from Covid-19. The mayor who was installed in his place was Jolidee Matongo, who died in a car accident in September 2021. 

Moerane was brought in to fill Matongo's position and occupied the mayoral seat until the DA won the Johannesburg metro and Phalatse was appointed in Moerane's place in November 2021. 

Gauteng premier David Makhura and Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were among those who said they had hoped that Moerane would make a full recovery.

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