Mayor Makhubo visits Khoza Family in Alex

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    Today, the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Geoffrey Makhubo, visited the widow and family of Mr. Collins Khoza in Alexandra.

    Mr Khoza sadly passed away on Easter Friday following what has been described as an assault allegedly by members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

    “We’ve visited the family to extend our condolences on behalf of the City and the government and to assure the family of our support during this difficult period. One death is a death too many. Our people must be protected and not abused.”

    “We’ve also met with the leadership of SAPS within Alexandra and have reiterated the President’s message to the SANDF, SAPS and Joburg Metro Police to serve, enforce the law and protect South Africans against the invisible enemy that is COVID19.”

    “We condemn entirely any acts of violence and violation of the rights of residents of the City.” said Mayor Makhubo.

    “We also want to plead and urge our people to comply with the regulations, to respond responsibly to lawful instructions by law enforcement and to the best of their abilities, shy away from impeding the work of the government during this period” urged Mayor Makhubo.

    The Mayor has expressed his appreciation of the role played by the local councillors in supporting the family and wishes the family peace and strength as they prepare to lay their loved one to rest.

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    Mlimandlela Ndamase

    Director: Mayoral Communications

    MlimandlelaN@joburg.org.za

    083 480 0014

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