THE former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after he was badly injured in a car accident.
The ANC Joburg region has confirmed that Moerane had been injured in the crash but declined to give more details.
“Cde Mpho Moerane is in a critical but stable condition, receiving medical attention in hospital,” said the party’s Dada Morero in a statement.
“To this end, the ANC wishes Cde Mpho a speedy recovery and requests that we give the family and the ANC space to provide support to Cde Mpho to ensure his full recovery.”
Moerane is the current ANC Head of Caucus in the City of Johannesburg and the current head of the ANC regional task team.
He briefly served as the mayor of Johannesburg having been elected in October 2021 after the death of his predecessors. Geoff Makhubo died of COVID-19 complications and Jolidee Matongo died in a car accident.
Moerane is expected to contest for the regional chairperson position at the ANC Johannesburg elective conference to be held at the weekend.
Inside Politics understands that the Joburg regional elective conference could be postponed following Moerane’s accident.