The City of Ekurhuleni will hold the inaugural Council sitting for the new administration which was voted for in the Local Government Elections.
Although the African National Congress (ANC) party won a majority of the votes, the party has lost about ten percent of its support from the last municipal vote in 2016.
The ANC short of taking a council majority, thereby continuing with a coalition government in the new administration for the next five years.
A welcome day was held on Wednesday (November 17) to usher in the newly elected public representatives into the O.R Tambo Government Precinct and prepare them for their first day as councillors.
Scheduled for Monday, November 2021, the first ever council meeting will be held at the Germiston Council Chambers.
The City Manager Dr Imogen Mashazi will preside over the swearing-in of the Councillors and the election of the Speaker of Council.
Thereafter, the Speaker of Council will preside over the election of the Executive Mayor and the Chief Whip of Council.
Ekurhuleni Council’s final sitting
On October 21, the Ekurhuleni Council held its final council meeting for the current term led by executive mayor Mzwandile Masina.
Speaker of Council for the past decade, Alderwoman Patricia Khumalo chaired her last meeting and has announced her retirement from active politics.
During the meeting, the councillors also paid a fitting tribute to all the councillors who have passed away in the past five years.