The former mayor of Joburg, Mpho Moerane, will be laid to rest on Sunday. His funeral will take place at the Kwabhekilanga sports grounds in Alexandra at 9 a.m., his family said. Moerane's death was announced on Wednesday night, which shocked a lot of people. A lot of people are expected to go to his home in Bryanston to pay their respects until he is buried.
Of the many people who are expected to come, the Johannesburg mayor, Mpho Phalatse, and the council speaker, Cllr Vasco da Gama, are known to have been there on Thursday afternoon. Mike Maile, a family spokesman, said that ANC Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile was also expected to visit the family.
Maile told the media outside the Moerane home that the family is heartbroken and will help each other get through this hard time. Moerane's family includes his wife, four children, his mother, and his brothers and sisters. "The mother, sister, and uncles are all here. They are getting by because they help each other. Maile said, "There's nothing else they can do but support each other."
Lebogang Maile, the MEC for human settlements, urban planning, and Cogta, paid tribute to Moerane by saying that he was always happy and committed to helping the people. "This hurts a lot because he was not only a fellow soldier but also a friend and brother to us. We had a lot of good times together, and it's sad that he's gone. He will leave a wonderful legacy. He cared about our people, was very humble, and worked hard to help them. He was led by his love for his people.
"That's why he stayed on the council after the ANC lost the election. He could have left because he was no longer the mayor, but he knew that you don't need a job to help people, Maile said. On Friday, there will be a memorial service at the Alexsan Kopano in Alexandra at 2:00 PM. At 12:00 PM, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the accident site. The Fourways Memorial Park is where he will be laid to rest.
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