Johannesburg - The chief executive officer (CEO) of the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), Christo Botes has passed away, the City said on Thursday.
Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Reuben Masango, said the news of Botes’s death has shocked and surprised many.
He said Botes was an asset to the City of Joburg and showed endless dedication and commitment through his work.
He served as the ward councillor for Ward 102 between 2000 and 2005, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Randburg Central Improvement District (CID).
His passion and vast knowledge in area-based development has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of the inner city.