Former mayor passes away

Former Madibeng mayor and recent DA councillor in Hartbeespoort, Abram Ratlou, passed away on 15 June at the age of 57 after an illness. He was laid to rest this week.

Ratlou served as the executive mayor of the Madibeng local municipality from 1997 to 2000 after which he became the speaker of the Madibeng council. He has served as the DA councillor for Ward 29 in Hartbeespoort for the past three years.

He was an active member of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA), a local preacher and member of the Young Men’s Guild organisation.

He leaves his wife, five children and five grandchildren behind.