The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Tania Campbell is the new mayor of the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality.
Of the 221 votes cast, Campbell got 116 whilst the African National Congress’ (ANC) Mzwandile Masina obtained 105 votes.
Campbell says the process of giving the people of Ekurhuleni their dignity back starts today. She says she will ensure that every tender that is issued is done so in a transparent and fair manner and ensure there’s value for money.
Campbell says now is the time to get the city working again, “This is the change our people have been waiting for, for 20 years. Now is not the time for more promises, now is the time to get things done. For far too long our people have been living in substandard conditions. Our residents have been living in a metro where service delivery is non-existent where millions of rands are spent on housing projects, and substations and yet not to show. This ends today.”
THE RESULTS ARE IN…
The elections have been declared free and fair. The new Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni is Adlerwoman Tania Campbell.
Tania Campbell is DA MMC for Community Safety. #CoECouncil2021 #KnowYourCouncil pic.twitter.com/vDzCJCEvaz
— CITY OF EKURHULENI (@City_Ekurhuleni) November 22, 2021
Campbell addresses the council:
City of Johannesburg
A little earlier, the DA’s Vasco Da Gama was voted as the new Speaker for the City of Johannesburg.
The first council sitting is under way in Johannesburg. Da Gama got 147 votes, followed by the ANC’s Eunice Mgcina with 118 votes.
266 votes were counted for this position.