GSDM welcomes MMC members

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GK CRONJE

14 December 2021

The Gert Sibande District Council has been determined as a category C-municipality with a mayoral executive system.

The Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) which will lead seven portfolios within the municipality. The MMC members are full time office bearers and have been appointed by Executive Mayor, Cllr Walter Mngomezulu, in line with Section 80 of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 as follows: Cllr Flora Maboa-Boltman, Chairperson for Corporate Services Portfolio, Cllr Nomkhosi Zulu, Chairperson for Community and Social Services Portfolio, Cllr Phalaborwa Malatsi, Chairperson for Infrastructure and Technical Services Portfolio, Cllr Bheki Buthelezi, Chairperson for Planning, Economic Development, and Innovation Portfolio, Cllr Bethuel Zunguza, Chairperson for Financial Services Portfolio, Cllr Busisiwe Mkhwanazi, Chairperson for Special Programmes Portfolio and Cllr Banana Mollo, Chairperson for Monitoring and Evaluation Portfolio.

The Mayoral Committee is a structure that is aimed at assisting the Executive Mayor by offering advice and taking decisions with regard to designated powers together with the Executive Mayor as the Chairperson of the Mayoral Committee. Nevertheless, final decisions are that of the Executive Mayor. The Gert Sibande District Council has been determined as a category C-municipality with a mayoral executive system. The council of the Gert Sibande District Municipality consist of forty-eight (48) councillors of whom nineteen (19) are proportionally elected councillors.

Council has noted the report of the Executive Mayor on the appointment of the Members of the Mayoral Committee tabled during its ordinary sitting held on 9 December 2021 at the municipal offices.