The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance & Human Settlements on Friday said it joins the Gauteng community in mourning the loss of City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Geoff Makhubo. 

MAKHUBO’S DEATH WAS CONFIRMED ON FRIDAY

Makhubo, has sadly passed on due to COVID-19 related complications. 

The spokesperson to the mayor Mlimandlela Ndamase confirmed the news on Friday saying that he was admitted to the hospital about one week ago.

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Last Saturday 3 July, Ndamase said in a statement that Geoff Makhubo has been hospitalised for COVID-19 complications.

“This follows a positive test result for COVID-19 late last month. The Executive Mayor will remain in hospital until his medical team is satisfied of his recovery COVID-19,” said Ndamase.

The Portfolio Committee said in a statement is deeply saddened at the untimely passing of Makhubo.

‘MAKHUBO WAS A REMARKABLE PUBLIC SERVANT’

“His passing is a huge loss to the Gauteng government, as he was a remarkable public servant who dedicated his years to improving service delivery in communities.”

It added Makhubo worked closely with the Portfolio Committee in ensuring accountability and service delivery within the region.

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee Honourable Kedibone Diale extends a heartfelt message of condolences and comfort to his family and friends in the wake of this tragedy and wishes his family great comfort during this difficult time. 

“Though departed, his legacy lives on through his work that has contributed to improving the lives of Gauteng citizens.

“His death comes at a time when the province is grappling a rise in Covid-19 infections, and many lives are being lost due to this pandemic.”

Chairperson Diale urges the wider Gauteng community to continue fighting against this virus and observing all Covid-19 protocols.

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Presh JM Reporter

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