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Amos Masondo (born 1953) is the current mayor of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a member of the African National Congress, and is the first elected mayor of the Unified City of Johannesburg. He got elected by the councillors of Johannesburg, deployed by the ANC and not elected by the people.

Born and educated in Soweto, Masondo was a participant in the anti-Afrikaans riots in 1972. He also established underground Umkhonto we Sizwe cells in Soweto, and was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1975 to 1981 for his participation in anti-apartheid activities.

After he was released, he served as a member of the Soweto Civic Association, and was again detained under the emergency regulations from June 1985 to March 1986, and again from July 1986 to 1989.

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