A sombre mood engulfed the hall where the ANC councillor had collapsed and died during the City of Johannesburg’s inaugural council sitting in the City Hall on Monday.
Her name cannot be released for now as her next-of-kin have not yet been informed about her death
Political parties are gathered at the City Hall to swore in the newly elected councillors and to elect a new mayor, new speaker and a chief of the Joburg City Council.
Moments after the nominations for the mayor of the Johannesburg City Council were announced, an ANC councillor collapsed and later died.
An announcement was made in the chamber after the medical personnel tried to save the councillor’s life.
The opposition parties, Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), AIC and the IFP sent their heartfelt condolences to the African National Congress and the bereaved family members.
“My deepest condolences to the caucus of the ANC for the loss of their Councillor. It is indeed a sad development, my thoughts are with her family,” said Maimane.
“Our deepest condolences to the ANC and the family of the departed ANC councillor,” said Malema.