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Our elected officials are living with fear Phalatse the mayor of Joburg said these awful remarks.

I will not die before my time.' Fears that Joburg mayor Phalatse may be next

Mpho Phalatse, the mayor of Joburg, and Vasco Da Gama, the council speaker, paid a visit to the residence of previous mayor Mpho Moerane to express their condolences to his family.

After being engaged in an automobile accident last week, Moerane succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

After the murders of her three predecessors, Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse says she has heard fears that she could be next.

Speaking at the funeral of her predecessor, Mpho Moerane, who died on Wednesday after suffering injuries in a car accident, Phalatse expressed concern that she could be the next mayor to die, based on statistics.

To audible gasps from the grieving, she added,

She had no intention of dying young.

The city has lost three mayors in less than a year, two of whom died in vehicle accidents.

Soon after his election, Geoff Makhubo died of Covid-19 problems, and his replacement, Jolidee Matongo, died in a car accident in September.

Moerane, who served as mayor from October to November, died this week after an automobile accident last week.

The deaths of the mayors, Phalatse remarked, were frightening, and statistics would suggest she was next.

"I would like to encourage everyone," she stated, "that I will not die prematurely."

Phalatse expressed her faith in God's protection.

She claims she was "seriously advised" not to entertain such thoughts.

The deaths were "exceptional," said to Gauteng Premier David Makhura, who added that nothing could have prepared the ANC to lose three mayors in ten months.

Many in the ANC in the city and province share these anxieties, with many wondering who will be next.

This comes as the ANC in Johannesburg prepares for its elective conference next weekend to nominate a new leader for the party.

Among those elected would be a regional chairperson who, according to tradition, would be elected mayor should the ANC take control of the metropolitan municipality from the DA-led alliance.

Moerane was expected to run for the conference chair role.

His slate will now have to choose a new chairperson.


I will not die prematurely' — Joburg mayor Phalatse on fears she may be next via @TimesLIVE

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