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Joburg executive mayor announces new MMCs

The new MMCs were selected after extensive consultations with other political parties, with the aim of solidifying the Government of Local Unity (GLU) partnership in the City.

The council in the City of Johannesburg elected Clr Kabelo Gwamanda as the new executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg on May 5.

Following his election and swearing-in, the mayor appointed a mayoral committee comprised of 10 members who were to be sworn in on the day.

The new MMCs were selected after extensive consultations with other political parties, to solidify the Government of Local Unity (GLU) partnership in the city.

The councillors appointed to the mayoral committee of the City of Johannesburg are the following:

1. Finance: Clr Dada Morero

2. Group Corporate and Shared Services: Clr Loyiso Masuku

3. Environment and Infrastructure Services: Clr Jack Sekwaila

4. Public Safety: Clr Mgcini Tshwaku

5. Development Planning: Clr Eunice Mgcina

6. Economic Development: Clr Nomoya Daphney Mnisi

7. Human Settlements: Clr Anthea Natasha Leitch

8. Community Development: Clr Lubabalo Magwentshu.

9 Transport: Clr Kenny Kunene

10 Health and Social Development: Clr Ennie Makhafola


Gwamanda said the chosen mayoral committee will ensure continuity and acceleration of service delivery and enhancement for the residents of Johannesburg.

“The new MMCs previously served in the same portfolios under the former mayor and return to duty to serve and advance the interests of the residents of Johannesburg.

“We wish to express our sincere apologies for the anxiety and instability the recent events in the city have caused to the residents of Johannesburg. We assure you that this Government of Local Unity is committed to maintaining a stable, functional, responsive and services-oriented government for the city. The stability and efficient functioning of the city are a priority to us and we will strive to maintain decorum, commitment and diligence in leading the city,” said Gwamanda.

Gwamanda said for the city to achieve its goals, there must be alignment between the GLU mandate and government programmes (IDP, SDBIP) as informed by the Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) 2040.

“As the Government of Local Unity, we intend to immediately go back to the basics and serve our residents with diligence and dedication,” said Gwamanda.

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