Ald Henry Jansen Death | Obituary – Executive Mayor Ald Henry Jansen sadly passed away, Executive Mayor Hendrik Matthews Jansen is in his first term as mayor of the Robertson, Bonnievale, Ashton, Montagu and McGregor region. He is passionate about moving a non-violent Langeberg forward.
Henry was born in McGregor in 1955 and grew up in the Agterkliphoogte rural area. After matriculating, he worked as a farmworker, gaining valuable experience before being promoted to a managerial position.
In 1994, Henry was elected to a transitional representative council, and soon afterward as president of the Farmworkers Association.
He was elected mayor of the Breerivier/Wynland Municipality in 2001 and in 2006 he joined the Cape Winelands District Municipality, becoming deputy mayor five years later.
We ask that you keep his family, friends and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning.
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of our Executive Mayor, Ald Henry Jansen, today.
We ask that you keep his family, friends and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning. pic.twitter.com/PduXRihgmh
— Langeberg Municipality (@Langeberg_Muni) July 7, 2020