JUST IN: Johannesburg’s Mayor Makhubo Dies Of COVID-19

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The mayor of Johannesburg, ’s economic hub and largest city, has died after contracting the coronavirus.

took office in December 2019 after the ruling party wrested control of the city from an opposition coalition. He was hospitalized after becoming infected with and he succumbed to the disease on Friday, the city said in a statement. Eunice Mgcina was named the acting mayor.

Read the statement confirming his death as obtained by below:

is currently in the throes of a third wave of coronavirus infections, with Johannesburg and the surrounding Gauteng province bearing the brunt of new cases.

Samuel Nelson
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