‘Fit and capable’ Johannesburg mayor defended after xenophobic attacks

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Johannesburg’s new mayor – whose father was an immigrant from Zimbabwe – was described as “capable and fit” on Wednesday after anti-immigration activists criticised his election. Jolidee Matongo was elected unopposed by Johannesburg councillors on Tuesday, replacing Geoff Makhubo who succumbed to Covid-19 last month. In his acceptance speech…


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