Jolidee Matongo Wiki – Jolidee Matongo Biography
Jolidee Matongo was a South African politician who served as the mayor of Johannesburg from 10 August 2021 until his death on 18 September 2021.
The newly-elected mayor of Johannesburg, Matongo, has died in a car accident.
He was appointed mayor on 10 August and served in the position for just over a month.
His age is unclear.
Jolidee Matongo Dies in Car Accident
Matongo died in a car accident on 18 September 2021. He had served as mayor for just more than a month. He had campaigned in Soweto with president Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng premier David Makhura ahead of the local government elections scheduled for 1 November 2021.
A spokesperson confirmed to News24 that the mayor had died. Two more sources in his office further confirmed this. A statement was expected to be issued on Saturday night.
He held various qualifications, including a B-Tech degree in Public Management, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Public Management and Development.
Matongo served as the MMC for Finance under Makhubo.
He had risen through the ranks, from serving as a member of the Soweto Student Congress and the Congress of South African Students before serving as the regional head of communications in the ANC for eight years.
He had also served as the chief of staff responsible for the overall running and functioning of the offices of the Gauteng MEC for the sport and economic development and agriculture departments.
He served as a member of the Johannesburg ANC’s regional executive committee for 18 years.
He joined the public service more than a decade ago.
The City of Joburg’s website said Matongo was currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Administration.
New Elected Johannesburg Mayor
Matongo had accompanied President Cyril Ramaphosa in Soweto to campaign for the ANC ahead of this year’s municipal elections.
He had been elected unopposed as Joburg mayor, succeeding Geoff Makhubo, who died in July of Covid-19 complications.