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Nelson Mandela Bay elects mayor

The ANC has gained control of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. The council elected Eugene Johnson as mayor on Monday. She beat the DA’s Nqaba Bhanga by one vote.

The metro’s speaker is from the Northern Alliance. Gary van Niekerk beat the DA’s Rano Kayser, also by one vote.

The Nelson Mandela Bay council consists of 120 seats. Only one councillor was absent when the new crop was sworn in after last Friday’s council meeting didn’t happen.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Mapisa-Nqakula claims KZN Police Commissioner disrespected her during July unrest

Former Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has told the SAHRC hearing looking into the July violence that the Defence Force did not receive co-operation from police in KwaZulu-Natal.


She claims that KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi was disrespectful to her. Learn more

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