Geoff Makhubo Biography: Age, Wife, Career, Net Worth & Death

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Geoff Makhubo (born 8 February 1968) was a South African politician who served as the Mayor of Johannesburg.

He was also a member of the African National Congress and the party’s regional chair. During the administration of Parks Tau, he served as the MMC (Member of the Mayoral Committee) for Finance.

Geoff Makhubo

Geoff Makhubo Age

He was born on the 8th of February 1968 in Soweto, South Africa. As of 2021, Geoff Makhubo was 53 years old and celebrates his birthday on February 8th every year.

Career

Politics

Makhubo served as the Johannesburg MMC for Finance under the mayoralty of Parks Tau. He has also held leadership roles in the African National Congress’s Greater Johannesburg Region.

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He was the regional treasurer before he became the regional leader in July 2018. He was appointed as the caucus leader of the ANC in the city council after the resignation of Parks Tau in May 2019.

Mayoralty

On 28 November 2019, the African National Congress announced that it had nominated Makhubo for the position of mayor following the resignation of the Democratic Alliance’s Herman Mashaba.

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Geoff Makhubo was officially elected to the post on 4 December 2019 after he received 137 out of 268 votes. The DA’s Funzela Ngobeni received 101 votes, while the EFF’s Musa Novela received 30 votes.

Makhubo enters office under much controversy as he has been accused of gross corruption by both the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance following payment of R30 million to his company from Regiments Capital, a firm implicated in the ongoing State Capture inquiries, while he served as Finance MMC.

Death

Makhubo died of COVID-19 related complications on 9 July 2021. He had been hospitalized a week prior.

Net Worth

He had an estimated net worth of $2,000,000 which he earned as a politician.

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