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Look at the CASKET of Ex JHB Mayor Mpho Moerane, as he was laid to rest with Dignity.

"Comrade Mpho Moerane was the model of a servant leader," said President Cyril Ramaphosa at the funeral on May 22 for Johannesburg's former mayor and ANC regional treasurer.

"Bless this grave so that your servant Mpho's body can rest here in peace and safety, for the sake of him who died, was raised from the dead, and will live forever. "Amen," one of the pastors said right before he walked around the coffin and sprayed holy water on the sides so it could be lowered into the ground.

As the coffin was slowly lowered into the ground, Hamba Kahle Mkhonto Wesizwe was sung. The sad event brought tears to the eyes of Moerane's family and friends.Dignitaries pay respect as ANC’s former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane laid to rest

Mpho Moerane died on May 18 at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. She had been hurt in a car accident a week before. Senior ANC and government leaders, such as President Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC Treasurer Paul Mashatile, and Gauteng Premier David Makhura, were at his funeral.

Makhura said that Moerane was a kind person, and he told the family that the people of Gauteng were sorry for their loss. On Sunday, May 22, 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa gives a speech at the funeral of Mpho Moerane, who used to be the mayor of Johannesburg.

Moerane was born in the Johannesburg neighborhood of Alexandra 52 years ago. After graduating from Minerva High School in Alexandra, he took a course in electrical engineering and got a certificate in project management. Before he became a member of the Johannesburg city council, he ran a restaurant.Dignitaries pay respect as ANC’s former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane laid to rest

Makhura said, "You've lost a very reliable member of the family." "I also have to say that the ANC in Johannesburg and the ANC as a whole were not ready for the fact that in just 10 months, they would be burying the third most important councillor who had been mayor." In less than a year, Johannesburg has lost three mayors. Geoff Makhubo died in July of last year, just a few months after being elected. His successor, Jolidee Matongo, died in a car accident two months later.

From October to November 2021, Moerane was the mayor of Johannesburg. He was in charge of fundraising in the office of the regional treasurer. In 2011, he was chosen as the chairperson of the Johannesburg branch, and in 2018, he was chosen as the regional treasurer.

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Paul Mashatile speaks at the funeral of Mpho Moerane, who used to be the mayor of Johannesburg. In his eulogy, Ramaphosa said that Moerane was quick to step up when asked. "Today, we are burying a leader who put the interests of the people of Johannesburg first," he said. We're burying a leader with a lot of honor. We are all chased by death."

People at the funeral heard that Moerane helped a number of causes, including charitable and development work where his skills at raising money were very important. "He was a big part of getting a lot of money for development projects. He also helped teach young kids and gave money to golfers," Makhura said.Dignitaries pay respect as ANC’s former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane laid to rest

Kindness and cooperation

Ramaphosa said, "We all hoped that our brother Mpho would get better from his injuries." He also said that Makhura had told him how Moerane was doing after the accident. He told the family and the ANC in Gauteng that he was sorry for their loss.

When Makhubo became the new mayor of Johannesburg in 2019, Moerane became a member of the Mayoral Committee for Environment and Infrastructure Services. During the time that Mathongo was mayor of the city, Moerane stayed as MMC.

Makhura said that Moerane was great at raising money, was committed to helping people, and that his life made a strong statement. He said that Moerane would be remembered for how kind and friendly he was.

"When I heard all the nice things people said about comrade Mpho, the one thing that stood out was how he worked, how he helped others, and how selfless he was. As I thought about this, Isaiah 6:8 from the Bible came to mind. It says, "I've heard the Lord's voice, who should I send?" Who is going to help us? I said, Here I am, please send me'," said Ramaphosa.See the source image

Moerane's wife, Fikile, and their four kids are the only ones who will remember him. The children of Moerane said that their dad was also their friend. They said that their father was an example to follow, a hero, and a good person. They also said that their father looked out for them a lot. "In second grade, I was picked on at school. I told my dad what happened, and he took me to school to show me who was being mean, which I did. One of Moerane's sons said, "My father went up to the bully and told him, "Don't ever bully my son again." After that, I never got picked on again."

Fikile Moerane said, "You left a legacy, my husband."

"Comrade Mpho Moerane was the perfect example of a servant leader," Ramaphosa told the mourners. After the 2021 local government elections, he had to change jobs to become the leader of the opposition and a leader of the caucus. He didn't set up traps for the new mayor-elect. He didn't cling to the mayor's chain and cause chaos in the chamber." Makhura said, "I think the pain is deep, but it's times like this that remind us of how short life is and how fragile we are."

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