Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:18

Mxolisi Kaunda will replace Zandile Gumede as mayor of eThekwini.


The current KZN MEC for Transport, Safety and Community Liaison,Mxolisi Kaunda has been appointed mayor of the eThekwini Municipality and Belinda Scott, the current MEC for finance in the province, will be the deputy mayor.

He will replace the ousted mayor Zandile Gumede, who was relieved of her duties last week,once he is sworn in by the city council.

Weziwe Thusi will be nominated as eThekwini council speaker.

While Mzimkhulu Thobela,is the new Msunduzi executive mayor elect and Deputy mayor will be Manilal Inderjit and the new Msunduzi speaker will be Eunice Majola.

The party briefed the media on proposed mayoral candidates for Msunduzi and eThekwini municipalities respectively however the media briefing was delayed for over three hours with the leadership held up in a meeting trying to find a middle ground among the two sides.