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Heartbroken Cyril Breaks Silence On Death Of His Most-Trusted Ally

A greatly distraught President Cyril Ramaphosa finally gotten the opportunity to viscerally express his profound condolences to one of his most-trusted allies who sadly passed away recently.

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South Africans are still recovering from the shock passing of Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo who met his fate upon returning from an ANC campaign in Soweto last weekend.

Despite his death which was caused by a car crash, having elicited extreme reactions from the political sphere and the broader public, President Ramaphosa finally visited the family of the deceased on Thursday to formally express his sincerest condolences.

PHOTO: Twitter - Ramaphosa arriving at Matongo's family.

While there, Ramaphosa who was also representing the ANC as its president, profoundly stated that though the party was severely stricken by Matongo's untimely passing, "it was a great blow to him on a personal level."

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He furthermore added that, the 46-years old whom the top 6 officials interviewed in August to succeed former mayor, Jeoffrey Makhubo who died in July, showed an incredible amount of passion and effervescence required in a prospective mayor, indicating that "he was so impressive and his loss now is a great loss to the nation."

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Matongo was probably the first Mayor of the ANC who underwent a new rigorous candidate selection process, which includes identifying three candidates who are then put through an excruciatingly painful process to determine their suitability.

PHOTO: Twitter - Ramaphosa with Matongo last weekend before his death.

It was introduced by the leadership of President Ramaphosa which discovered that municipalities were collapsing because significant positions were being occupied by people who lacked proper skills effect a meaningful change to the lives of the people.

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Arrangements of Matongo's funeral have been finalised by a committee set up by the leadership of the ANC’s Joburg regional structure, which discussed it with his family in Lenasia, and it was agreed that he will be honoured with a civic funeral on Friday, 24 September, which is coincidentally a heritage day.

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