By Irshaad Gangat
Ngqushwa Local municipality on August 20 in its Ordinary Council Meeting held virtually unanimously agreed to appoint the following councillors into the following Council positions:
- Cllr. Sanga Siyabulela Maneli appointed as Speaker
- Cllr. Nombuyiselo Ethelina Magingxa appointed as Mayor
- Cllr. Mnikelo Tempile Siwisa appointed as Portfolio Head – Corporate Services Department
Councillor Nombuyiselo Ethelina Magingxa is not new to Ngqushwa Council portfolios as she has served as portfolio Head in both Corporate and Community Services Departments between the years 2006 to 2011 term of Council. In the current term of Council she was the Speaker.
Councillor Sanga Siyabulela Maneli has been serving as Portfolio head in the Corporate Services Department and as the acting Mayor for the past two months. Cllr Mnikelo Tempile Siwisa will now be serving as the Portfolio Head of Corporate Services Department replacing a vacancy left by Councillor Maneli.
The newly appointed Mayor, in her acceptance said, she is promising the community of Ngqushwa, Council component and the administration that she will work with due diligence and commit to abide by the rule of law, ensure that community needs take priority in the business of Council and ensure that all stakeholders take part in building the Ngqushwa we all envisage.
The council supports the election of newly appointed Councillors and commits to ensure that the municipality performs optimally for the community to yield the intended benefits.