07July2020

ZFM mourns the passing of Executive Mayor JJJ Olyn

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The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has learned of the passing of its Executive Mayor Councillor Jan Johannes Jacobus Olyn, Mayor Olyn was affectionately known by most people as Roy Olyn. Mayor Olyn passed away on the 18th January 2020 and it is with great sadness that we share the news of his untimely death.

Councillor Olyn has served the District Municipality with distinction and tenacity. He has brought with him a wealth of experience in Local Government where he previously served as the Mayor of Kai! Garib Local Municipality and has subsequently served in various capacities including being the Speaker of the District Municipality.

Olyn Passing Collage January 2020 website


Mr Olyn was elected as the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality on the 30th May 2019. As the Executive Mayor he served as Chairperson of the Mayoral Committee amongst others. He has been a long serving Councillor of the District Municipality having been elected as a Direct Elected Councillor of the African National Congress (ANC) following the 2016 Local Government Elections. He was also a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC in the Northern Cape.

Mr Olyn will be remembered as a humble person and leaves a tremendous void both in local government and political structures where he served with boldness and commitment. We also take this opportunity to pass our sincere condolences to his family, friends, Councillors, employees, comrades and the entire ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Area.

Further information on the bereavement logistics will be communicated in due course once these have been finalised.


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