The mayor of the Naledi Local Municipality in the North West, Neo Schalk, was killed in a head-on collision outside Vryburg on Sunday morning.
North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management MEC Sello Lehari announced Schalk’s death later on Sunday.
“Mayor Schalk died in motor accident earlier this morning (Sunday). According to the police report, the mayor’s vehicle was involved in a head-on collision on the N14 just outside Vryburg. Both the mayor and the driver of another vehicle were certified dead at the scene of the accident,” Lehari said.
Schalk is the third mayor to be involved in a car crash in recent weeks.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Nqaba Bhanga was involved in a car crash on 28 August, which left two people dead.
Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo was killed in a crash in September, which also claimed the lives of a pedestrian and the driver of another vehicle.
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