Matongo elected new Joburg Mayor

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The City of Johannesburg’s 27th Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 10 August 2021, elected Councillor (Cllr.) Jolidee Matongo, 46, unopposed, as the new Executive Mayor. Matongo, who is the former Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Finance in the current Term of Office, takes over for the remainder of the Term following the recent passing of the Executive Mayor, Cllr Molantoa Geoff Makhubo, due to Covid-19.

The new Executive Mayor is expected to announce members of his Mayoral Committee (MMCs) on Wednesday, 11 August 2021.

He has served as a member of the Johannesburg ANC Regional Executive Committee (REC) for 18 years – wherein he was the Region’s Head of Media and Communications, and elected the Region Spokesperson for two consecutive terms.

He went on to become a Councillor in the Johannesburg Council ahead of his appointment by the late Mayor Makhubo as the MMC for Finance in December 2019.

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