Johannesburg mayor to be laid to rest

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has died due to COVID-19 complications. Makhubo took over the mayor’s office in December 2019 from Herman Mashaba who had resigned. DA Caucus Leader Leah Knott spoke to Clement Manyathela. #DStv40

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo will be laid to rest in Soweto.

He died on Friday from COVID-19 complications.

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Makhubo contracted COVID-19 in late June and was admitted to the hospital on 3 July.

He had been serving as the city's mayor since 2019.

President Cyril Ramaphosa described his death as a loss to the city and the province at large.


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