The MMC for Finance, Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe has described the late Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Jolidee Matongo as a servant of the city who always put citizens first. She was speaking at the mayor’s funeral service underway at the Finetown Hall, in Johannesburg.

Matonga died in a car crash on his way home from the African National Congress (ANC) election programme in Soweto last weekend, which was led by party president Cyril Ramaphosa and Premier David Makhura.

Mfikoe says the best way to honour his memory is to serve the citizens of Johannesburg with diligence and respect.

“The work that he did with all of us actually improve the image of the city. He came with energy that said get out of your offices. Let us take solace in that we were given an angel on earth. Can we commit and make sure that people have electricity in his memory. He rests knowing that commitments that he made us commit to are going to be realised. He was a servant of the people,” says Mfikoe.

Mrs Loyiso Masuku who worked with Matongo speaks to SABC News

Jolidee Matongo remembered as an outstanding talent and visionary leader