It is with profound sadness and great shock that the Langeberg Municipality confirms the passing of it’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Hendrik Jansen due to COVID-19.
Alderman Jansen passed away this afternoon at the Worcester Medi-Clinic where he has been hospitalized for more than a week.
“Alderman Jansen has provided the municipality with excellent leadership since his election in August 2016 and his passing leaves a big void,” Mr Soyisile Mokweni, the Municipal Manager, said.
“He lived for the people of the municipality and was passionate about the area and its potential and he was proud of our achievements as an administration.”
In his honour, Mr Mokweni encouraged all who live in and visit the region to abide by the Langeberg Municipality’s five golden rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect each other from it; wash or sanitize your hands regularly, wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing, cough or sneeze in a bent elbow and stay home.
The Municipality extends its heartfelt condolences to the Jansen-family and offers its support to them with all necessary arrangements.