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Mangaung has a new mayor. Who is Mxolisi Siyonzana?

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Former Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality speaker, Mxolisi Siyonzana, has been elected as the new executive mayor of the municipality on Monday.

By Thys Khiba

Mangaung – Former Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality speaker, Mxolisi Siyonzana, has been elected as the new executive mayor of the municipality on Monday.

Siyonzana resigned from his position as speaker of the municipality last week in anticipation of his appointment.

This is after the African National Congress (ANC) Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) in the province has completed  the  process  of  selecting  a  candidate  Mayor  for Mangaung  Metro  Municipality  as  a  result  of  the  vacancy  that  arose  when  the  then Executive  Mayor, Olly  Mlamleli,  was  removed.

He has defeated the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Hardie Vivier who received over 20 votes, with over 50 votes. There were 5 spoiled votes, with 87 votes cast.

The Mangaung metro has been functioning without a duly elected mayor for a year now, following the removal of Mlamleli through a motion of no-confidence that was supported by ANC councilors.

“It  was  an  intensive  selection process which involved  the  Officials  of  the  National  Executive  Committee  who conducted  interviews of  candidates  recommended  by the ANC Regional Task Team of Mangaung and ratified  by  IPC,” ANC IPC FS.

According to the IPC, the Regional Task  Team  (RTT)  recommended  three  names, Mxolisi  Siyonzana,  Mapaseka Mothibi-Nkoane  and  Millicent  Motingoe, by order  of  priority  to  the IPC,  in  line  with  the  ANC  Polokwane.

Mothibi-Nkoane, who is ANC Women’s League regional chairperson and councilor, has also been elected as the new speaker of the municipality.

The newly appointed Council Speaker and a staunch ally of suspended ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule, Siyonzana are expected to steer Mangaung Metro until the local government elections.

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