South Africa: DA Picks City of Joburg's Finance MMC Funzela Ngobeni to Replace Mashaba As Mayor

19 November 2019

The DA has announced its chosen City of Joburg mayoral committee member (MMC) Funzela Ngobeni as its candidate to take over from Herman Mashaba, who steps down as executive mayor next week.

The party made the announcement on Tuesday through a statement.

Mashaba stepped down as both mayor and a party member last month following the election of former leader Helen Zille as the party's federal council chairperson. At the time, Mashaba said he would stay on until November 27 to assist with the transition period.

News24 understands newly elected interim leader John Steenhuisen, who was elected on Sunday, met with the caucus on Tuesday morning to communicate the decision taken by the federal executive.

According to the statement released by the party's Gauteng leader John Moodey, Ngobeni has been a long serving councillor, who joined Mashaba's executive in January 2018.

He currently serves as finance MMC.

"The DA has been through a rigorous selection process before appointing him and is confident that should he be elected as the executive mayor of the DA-led city of Johannesburg on 28 November 2019, that he will continue the good work done by outgoing mayor Herman Mashaba," said Moodey.

This is a developing story. More information to follow.

Source: News24

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: News24Wire

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.