Mayor dies after collapsing at a council meeting

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A Newly elected mayor of Sarah Baartman District Municipality, in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Mzimkhulu “Scara” Njadayi has met his untimely death after collapsing at the municipal’s premises on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

According to the provincial secretary of the ANC in the Eastern Cape, Lulama Ngcukayitobi, Njadayi’s death followed a council meeting.

“We can confirm that [ANC] councillor Njadayi is no more,” Ngcukayitobi told News24.

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“We are still very shocked because his departure was so sudden. He had just been elected as the district mayor of the Sarah Baartman Municipality.”

Njadayi was chairing his first mayoral committee meeting with his new team when he died.

Meanwhile, he was welcome in an inauguration unto the new council on last Thursday, during a municipality meeting held.

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In a statement, it expressed shock over Njadayi’s death.

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

However, the municipality said further details would be released after consultation with the family.



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