ANC Limpopo MEC Joy Matshoge Dies In Car Crash


The African National Congress (ANC) has lost another prominent leader in an auto crash.

The deceased, Joy Matshoge, until her death was Limpopo MEC for agriculture and ANC Women’s League chairwoman.

Matshoge passed away in a car crash outside Mokopane in Limpopo on Saturday night while driving to Gauteng.

Her body was found a few metres away from her BMW X5 after it swerved off the road, went through a farm fence and smashed into a tree on the N1 South near Nyl Plaza in Mokopane.

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Following the tragic demise, condolences have continued to pour in. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was seen at Matshoge’s family home at Phagameng township in Modimolle in the company of Premier Stan Mathabatha, other MEC’s and ANC officials.

ANC Remembers Joy Matshoge’s Family

The ANC Women’s League also conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the Matshoge family, friends and relatives.

“Comrade Joy was a fearless yet humble leader of our movement. Her untimely death has robbed us of a disciplined, dedicated cadre of our revolution,” the league said.

ANC Limpopo secretary Nocks Seabi described Matshoge as a committed member of the ANC who played a prominent role in the struggle for gender equality.

“In her honour the PEC will continue with the election programme activities in Waterberg, including a rally with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at Ephraim Mogale Stadium in Modimolle,” Seabi remarked.

Limpopo DA leader Jacques Smalle also conveyed his condolences to the family. Smalle said MEC Matshoge will always be remembered for her contribution towards the empowerment of women in agriculture.

Joy Matshoge’s death is coming barely one month after the ANC in Mangaung lost its Deputy Executive, Mayor Connie Rampai in a car crash.

Comrade Rampai died in a car accident after her vehicle collided head-on with a heavy goods truck. The broader society of Mangaung described her as respectful, thoughtful and committed ANC activist.

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In April, no fewer than 11 people from ward 60 in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng died in an auto crash while returning home from Port Elizabeth.

ER24 paramedics said the bus rolled oᷨff the N1 highway between Ventersburg and Winsburg in the Free State, trapping passengers underneath the vehicle.

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