The Mayor of the Matlosana Local Municipality based at Klerksdorp in the North West, Maetu Kgaile, has passed away from COVID-19 related complications. She was admitted to the Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital last Sunday.
Kgaile became the executive mayor of the municipality in 2016.
Mayoral spokesperson Nick Maphelle says, “The City of Matlosana regrets to inform the public about the passing away of the city of the Executive Mayor, Councillor Maetu Kgaile. She passed away this morning (16 July 2021) at Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital due to COVID-19. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”
The North West has recorded 1 197 new cases in the last 24 hours with a total of 115 678 cases and 2 695 deaths.
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