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Condolences on sudden passing of Ald Van Staden, Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality

Executive Mayor for George, Leon Van Wyk offered his warmest condolences today, 8 June 2023 on behalf of Council and George Municipality on the sudden passing of Mayor Marlene Van Staden of the Modimolle-Mookgophong municipality.

Ald Van Staden who was Mayor at Modimolle-Mookgophong from 2016 visited George twice over the past two years, with her senior management and MAYCO members  on fact-finding missions around technology in place and other best practice as implemented by George.


“Ald Van Staden was a vibrant, bright personality filled with enthusiasm and dedication to her municipality and its residents. I offer my deepest condolences to her family, friends, and the entire community of Modimolle-Mookgophong during this difficult time”

Group photograph: Mayor van Staden standing behind George Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz and Ald Leon Van Wyk at a group photograph taken with senior management from both George and Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality.

Group pic 2: Taken November 2022 during the second visit to George : Back Row: Portfolio Councillor Jacqulique Von Brandis (George Municipality’s Civil Engineering Services: Capital Projects & BFI), Portfolio Councillor Henry Hill (George Municipality’s Planning & Development), Ald Gert Niehaus (George Municipality’s GIPTN Chairperson), Councillor Sean Snyman (George Municipality’s Speaker), Councillor Marlene Barnardt (George Municipality’s Chief Whip) and Portfolio Councillor Nosicelo Mbethe (George Municipality’s Electrotechnical Services & Fleet Management)