The City of Johannesburg held an extra-ordinary council meeting to elect a new Executive Mayor on Friday 01 October 2021.
The City’s top job has been vacant following the death of the late Mayor Jolidee Matongo. Matongo lost his life in a car accident on the 18 September after spending his day campaigning in Soweto with President Cyril Ramaphosa for the upcoming local government elections.
During the meeting Mpho Moerane was elected as the new Mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
Welcome his appointment, Moerane said “It is now upon myself and the newly sworn-in MMC’s to pick up our mayors’ fallen spears and tackle the service delivery challenges that remain in the next 30 days of the ending Term of Office,”
Moerane said work is already underway on turnkey priority projects, which are designed to booster growth and development in areas that had been neglected in the first three years of the ending term.
MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and CoGTALebogang Maile, has welcomed the election of the new Executive Mayor.
“As Gauteng Provincial Government we welcome political maturity demonstrated by all parties in electing the new Executive Mayor. It shows that the interests of the residents of Johannesburg were put first,” said MEC Maile.
Maile said the newly elected Executive Mayor is a highly respected and competent public representative and has a wealth of experience in local government.
“Mayor Moerane and his Mayoral Committee will receive our support as they continue to accelerate service delivery geared towards improving the lives of the residents of Johannesburg”, continued MEC Maile.