Former CT mayor and Western Cape premier Gerald Morkel has died

2018-01-09 17:31
Gerald Morkel. (File: Netwerk24)

Gerald Morkel. (File: Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – Former mayor of Cape Town and premier of the Western Cape Gerald Morkel died on Tuesday afternoon, a family spokesperson said.

Family spokesperson Garin Cavanagh said Morkel, 76, died at his home in Tokai, Cape Town, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Morkel was first elected to the coloureds-only House of Representatives in the Tricameral Parliament in 1984. 

His controversial links to fugitive German billionaire Jurgen Harksen, who faced charges of tax evasion and fraud in Germany totalling R1bn, forced him to step down as DA Western Cape provincial leader in 2002. 

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