Jan 25, 2022

ANC Mayor Collapse To His Death During Meeting

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This was confirmed by ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi shortly after his death.

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the African National Congress hold the party flag during ANC president Jacob Zuma's election campaign in Atteridgeville a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa July 5, 2016. PICTURE: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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EASTERN CAPE: Njadayi was elected unopposed as the ANC region chair in 2018.

The newly elected Sarah Baartman District municipality mayor Scara Njadayi died on Wednesday afternoon in Gqeberha.

This was confirmed by ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi shortly after his death.

Njadayi, who is also the ANC’s regional chair in the district, was elected as mayor on November 24. He died during his first mayoral committee meeting in Govan Mbeki Avenue at the Sarah Baartman District Municipality offices.

FILE PHOTO: Late Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Cllr Mzimkhulu Njadayi has died after collapsing during a committee meeting. PICTURE: Sarah Baartman District Municipality/Facebook

In a statement issued by the district, the municipality said, [i]t is with profound sadness and shock that we inform you of the sudden passing of the Executive Mayor of Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Cllr Mzimkhulu (Scara) Njadayi.”

“On behalf of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, we send our condolences to the Njadayi family, his colleagues in the African National Congress (ANC) and all political leaders across the length and breadth of this country,” the municipality said.

Njadayi was elected unopposed as the ANC region chair in 2018.

Municipal manager Ted Pillay said Njadayi had collapsed during a meeting and that everyone had left the room when paramedics arrived.

Further details will be released after consultation with the family.

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