Former North West mayor dies in accident

2016-11-27 14:06


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Mahikeng - A car accident has claimed the life of Kaone Lobelo, a former mayor of two districts in the North West, the premier announced on Sunday.

Lobelo lost control of the bakkie he was driving, which overturned on the road between Reivilo and Taung.

The 58-year-old Lobelo was reportedly trapped in the car and was certified dead on the scene by the emergency services personnel, Premier Supra Mahumapelo said in a statement.

The accident took place on Saturday night.

Lobelo had served as both mayor of the Greater Taung Local Municipality as well as the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality.

He also served as chairperson of the South African Local Government Association in the North West from 2011 until October 2016. At the time of his death he was a deputy chairperson of the North West geographical names committee.
"We wish to pay our tribute to this great man, a leader who has served the North West province with diligence and distinction," said Mahumapelo.

A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by police.

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