Jolidee Matongo has been elected as the new mayor of Johannesburg. Matongo was nominated and elected on Tuesday morning.

Matongo was nominated by the African National Congress (ANC). He previously served on the mayoral committee for finance.

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“I am thankful for the honour and privilege to serve the people as Mayor for the next coming months,” says Matongo.


The mayor position became vacant after the death of former Mayor Geoff Makhubo. Makhubo succumbed to a Covid-19  related illness at age 53. He previously served on the mayoral committee for finance.