Funeral service for the mayor of Emalahleni Linah Malatjie and her husband
The funeral of the late Mayor of Emalahleni Municipality, Linah Malatjie, and her husband Essau is currently underway, after the couple died in a head-on collision in Mpumalanga on Monday morning.
“Her death deprived not only her family of a mother, but also the municipality – and the entire province of Mpumalanga – of a leader with extensive experience in local government,” Prime Minister of Mpumalanga Refilwe Mtshwani- said. Tsipane earlier this week.
A memorial service was held for the Malatjies on Wednesday.
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In condolences from the Association of Local Governments of South Africa (Salga), they said the mayor had made an indelible contribution not only to the communities she served in the municipality, but also to the local government sector in the municipality. his outfit.
âMayor Malatjie was an incredible and inspiring leader.
âThanks to her thoroughness, professionalism and immense knowledge of local government affairs, which she generously shared, the organization, municipality and the municipal sector at large benefited greatly, and her passing is a profound loss. . “
Linah Malatjie was elected executive mayor of Emalahleni at a special council meeting in April 2018.
The accident involving Linah and her husband occurred along the R544, between Gemsbokspruit and Verena in Mpumalanga.
Watch live coverage of the Malatjies Funeral Service, courtesy of SABC News, below.
Additional reporting by Cheryl Kahla