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Yet again SA has lost a great leader

Naledi neighborhood region city hall leader Neo Schalk kicked the bucket in a head-on crash on Sunday morning. 

Family representative Tshegetso Boekhouer said the mishap occurred around 3 am when two or three were driving home from an after tears party. 


"Prior they went to two burial services. They then, at that point, remained behind with their companions," he said. 


One of the burial services they went to was that of previous Naledi civil speaker Neo Mathibe. 


A nearby relative who addressed SowetanLIVE in a state of secrecy said Schalk's better half experienced a wrecked arm and other minor wounds. 


"It was promptly in the first part of the day and they had recently left Vryburg going towards Kuruman," she said. 


Boehner said Schalk's significant other was in a steady condition in an emergency clinic. 


City chief Modisenyane Segapo said Vryburg had lost Schalk at an urgent time when the ANC was depending on him to be the principal individual to win ward 7, which was overwhelmed by white individuals. 


"He would have been the primary ANC councilor to win that ward," he said. 


Segapo said Schalk rose to political noticeable quality on July 29 1983 while he was an understudy at Bopaganang High School in the town. 


He said Schalk made his name when he was associated with an understudy blacklist in which he supported against Bantu instruction and secondary school charges. 


"He was captured, seen as blameworthy and rebuffed," he said, adding that around then governmental issues in Vryburg changed. 


"Numerous understudies avoided the nation to join Umkhonto weSizwe yet Schalk remained." 


He turned into an ANC councilor in 1995, a position he kept until his passing. 


Schalk turned into the main whip in 2000 until 2006 in the Naledi neighborhood region. 


In 2006 he joined the Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati locale district as an individual from the mayoral board of trustees answerable for specialized administrations and foundations. 

In 2011 he turned into a speaker in the Naledi region until he was chosen city hall leader in 2016. 


"He was only a couple of weeks from completing his term," Segapo said. 


Common ANC representative Kenny Morolong said the party had lost an extraordinary pioneer and restrained framework. 


"His obligation to the solidarity, remaking, and restoration of the ANC was true and certain," he said North West mayor dies in car crash (msn.com)

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