The MEC for Eastern Cape Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Xolile Nqatha has learnt with great sadness and sorrow the sudden passing of Sarah Baartman District Municipality Mayor Cllr Mzimkhulu Scara Njadayi.

Cllr Njadayi was recently elected as Mayor of Sarah Baartman District Municipality. In 2018 he was elected the Speaker of Sarah Baartman District Municipality. He also served as a member of the SALGA Provincial Executive Committee (PEC).


Cllr Njadayi served the people of Sarah Baartman District Municipality with humility and diligence. He was instrumental in the developmental agenda of Sarah Baartman District Municipality and the province. Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mayor Njadayi.


“We send our deepest condolences to the Njadayi family, his fellow Councillors, local government stakeholders and the entire staff of Sarah Baartman District municipality,” said MEC Nqatha.

“The renewal project of our country has lost an entire battalion in his passing for his contribution was more than of a single individual. I also feel a deep sense of personal loss, for comrade Scara was one of the genuine comrades of mine with brotherhood and harbouring no Communist hatred,” added the MEC.


Issued by Cogta EC. For more information, please contact Makhaya Komisa at 066 381 8259 or Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981