Newly-elected Joburg mayor prioritises financial stability

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Thapelo Amad has officially been sworn in as the transitional mayor of Johannesburg and he says his aim to ensure that the city is financially sustainable.

He became mayor on Friday, with the help of the African National Congress (ANC), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other minority parties that voting together in the council.

The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Mpho Phalatse was earlier removed through a motion of no confidence.

The new mayor says money matters in the way the city is run.

“It is no secret that we are unfortunately inheriting a city that is under massive financial strain and therefore the stabilisation of the city’s finances as well as financial stability is to be prioritized. In this regard, we will place a great emphasis on the proper functioning of our financial systems to ensure that the city collects all that is due to it and meets all its obligations,” explains Amad.
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