Kaunda: More needs to be done in eThekwini

Kaunda: More needs to be done in eThekwini

eThekwini's waking up to the news that Mxolisi Kaunda will wear the mayor's chain again after he was re-elected and sworn in at the municipal inaugural meeting on Wednesday.

Mxolisi Kaunda


The ANC retained the position, winning 113 council votes to Nicole Graham of the DA's 104.


The Abantu-Batho Congress's Philani Mavundla was sworn in as Deputy Mayor. 


In his inaugural speech on Wednesday evening Kaunda promised to build an administration that's honest and responsive. 


"For this reason, our municipality will focus on the following three priorities which have been consistently raised by the people of eThewikini during our community outreach programmes. 


"Firstly, water and sanitation services, electricity supply, waste management, crime and corruption and unemployment."



He has acknowledged that the work that began under his administration is far from over. He says the message from voters in the local government elections is that office bearers, from various political parties need to pull together as a team to serve the city.


The ANC lost its majority vote in the Municipality after the November polls.


“The people of eThekwini has spoken, their message to us is loud and clear that we must work together to improve their living conditions. 


"The fact that other party obtained outright majority is an indication that we have not responded adequately to the aspirations of our people, there is still more to be done.” 

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