New eThekwini mayor expected to address service delivery problems

New eThekwini mayor expected to address service delivery problems

Residents and political parties in eThekwini say they expect the new mayor to hit the ground running. 

eThekwini mayor Cyril Xaba
Supplied: eThekwini Municipality

Cyril Xaba was elected unopposed at a full council sitting at the Durban ICC on Wednesday. 


After he was sworn in, Xaba promised to prioritise residents' needs and listed a string of issues he's hoping to fix. 


He says he'll meet with all service delivery units to discuss the city's water and sanitation infrastructure, among other things. 


READ: ANC’s Cyril Xaba elected as new eThekwini mayor

Bluff resident and member of the Giving Hope Foundation Roy Sukdhev believes communities need to be at the forefront of change. 


"Rather than always attacking the authorities and the mayor and the speaker and the manager, we need to start offering what we as residents showing civic pride can do to assist in making eThekwini the number one city we want to live in." 


Thabani Mthethwa, the DA's eThekwini caucus leader, says all political groups have a role in solving these challenges. 


"We call upon the ANC in good faith to talk to other political parties so that we can all work together to make sure services are delivered to the ratepayers of our city." 

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