Mpho Moerane elected new Joburg Mayor

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Councillor Mpho Moerane has been elected the executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg.

He succeeds Jolidee Matongo, who died in a car crash after an African National Congress (ANC) election campaign in Soweto.

Matongo was elected unopposed to this position on 10 August 2021, following the passing of his predecessor, Geoff Makhubo, a month earlier.

Earlier political parties in the City of Johannesburg paid tribute to Matongo.

Moerane is currently delivering his acceptance speech.