Tributes are pouring in for the first executive mayor of Polokwane, Thabo Makunyane, who died yesterday.
A former convenor of the ANC in the then Northern Transvaal, Makunyane was among ANC stalwarts who were incarcerated at Robben Island for fighting against the Apartheid regime.
ANC Limpopo spokesperson Donald Selamolela confirmed Makunyane’s death, adding that they had visited his family.
Makunyane announced his resignation from the mayoral post in August 2010 after serving for almost a decade.
Makunyane had established a new municipality out of transitional local councils of Pietersburg-Polokwane, Moletjie-Matlala, Maja-Chuene, Maraba-Mashashane, Mankweng and Dikgale-Soekmekaar.
May your soul rest in perfect peace Mr Makunyane.