THE OFFICIAL ANC NEWSPAPER

ANC mourns the death of JB Marks Councillor Mokae

The African National Congress (ANC) in Bokone Bophirima said it was in “deep shock” after learning of the death of its Councillor in the JB Marks Local Municipality, Cde Moeder “Muda” Mokae. She passed on in a car accident on Wednesday. 
Mokae was a Proportional Representation (PR) Councillor and a Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) responsible for Sport, Arts and Culture at the JB Marks Local Municipality. She met a car accident while travelling on the R53 road between Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp.
Two cars were involved in this accident. At the time of her passing, Mokae was travelling with another council employee. Police are still conducting investigations into the accident.
 
The ANC - through Acting Provincial Secretary, Suzan Dantjie - said councillors were “the first point of service delivery for our communities and it becomes even more painful when we lose people who are in contact with our communities on a daily basis to ensure that their lives are changed for the better”. 

“We send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Councillor Mokae and wish them strength in this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace,” Dantjie said.  

Executive Mayor of JB Marks Local Municipality, Kgotso Khumalo, described the passing of Moeder Mokae as a huge loss for the municipality. 
“The Municipality is deeply saddened by the passing of Moeder Mokae. This is a huge loss for the municipality because we expected much more from her. We would like to thank her family for giving us such a dedicated employee and she will forever be remembered. Because she died in the line of duty, Mokae will receive an official council funeral. At this stage we are still communicating with the family members of the deceased. Details of the funeral arrangements will be communicated at a later stage,” he said. 
Those who worked with Mokae described her as a hard worker who operated on an open door policy and literally ‘made things happen’. 
The Municipality’s Speaker, Kgosiemang Mogoeemang, told Mogolodi that Mokae was an obedient individual and he enjoyed working with her. 
“Mokae was a very sweet woman and she would never raise her voice at you even when she was being reprimanded. I arrived at the Council five years before her so I was tasked with teaching her some of the procedures and Council conduct. I often reprimanded her about the importance of being punctual because sometimes we need to reach a quorum to make important decisions in Council. I was very happy to work with her because she would always listen to me. At the time of her passing, we had just come out of a Council meeting. I send my condolences to the family and letting them know that they are not alone in this time of bereavement,” he said.