Emalahleni mayor and husband die in car accident

Emalahleni Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Linah Malatjie and her husband died in a car crash in the early hours of this morning. 

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The African National Congress Acting Provincial Secretary, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali confirmed that it was a head-on collision resulting in the couple succumbing to their injuries in hospital. She said she will not divulge a lot of details in order to allow the families to process the news. 

Emalahleni mayor and husband die in car accident
The accident scene.

Ntshalintshali described Malatjie as a pillar, hard worker and a giver who had the best interests of young people at heart.  

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“She tried her best to take care of those in need and we are saddened by her passing. She was recently part of a group that fought against gender based-violence and the kidnapping of children. We have lost one of the most committed leaders and prayer warriors in the province,” said Ntshalintshali. 

This is a developing story. It will be updated as soon as more information is available. 

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