| ‘I don’t have a magic wand to repair all our problems,’ says new Sedibeng Mayor, Lerato Maloka

Newly-appointed Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality Lerato Maloka

Newly-appointed Govt Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality Lerato Maloka

  • Lerato Maloka has been elected the brand new mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality.
  • She replaces the leisurely Busisiwe Modisakeng, who died of Covid-19 related concerns in January.
  • The brand new mayor has made it definite that this would possibly maybe purchase joint hands to repair the concerns of the municipality. 

Sedibeng District Municipality has elected Lerato Maloka as its new Govt Mayor.

Maloka replaces the leisurely Mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng who died in January because of the Covid-19 related concerns.

Modisakeng ran the municipality at a time when it faced plenty of corruption allegations. Final yr, advocate William Mokhari became as soon as appointed to probe allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement in the Sedibeng municipality.

Mokhari became as soon as also appointed to probe allegations of maladministration and corruption in opposition to Stanley Khanyile, who served as the municipal manager from June 2017 until he became as soon as shot uninteresting in a mall automobile parking space in October.

In a press liberate on Friday, the municipality acknowledged Maloka won by 26 votes in opposition to 16 votes to DA councillor, Daddy Mollo.

One member became as soon as absent, while six abstained.

READ | Sedibeng Mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng dies

Magic wand

In her tackle, the brand new mayor did now now not vexed away from actuality, asserting she had no “magic wand” to repair the suppose of the municipality.

“Please know this earlier than, I don’t have a magic wand to repair all our problems and challenges. Neither am I a magician to flip all of you away from doing all your work, so that I could maybe well make the work myself.

“Nor am I a pessimist, to contain that with my hands, your hands, her hands and his hands joined, we cannot construct a distinction to learn our location that our other folks are yearning for.”

The mayor knowledgeable the municipality to add price to other folks’s lives and for carrier supply to be realised in exact time.

The mayor acknowledged:

Our cause to exist is without doubt to foster financial growth in this location through the Vaal Special Economic Zone which in flip is carrying the aspirations of the local municipalities.

Maloka has served in a quantity of structures internal the ANC at the side of Sedibeng location deputy secretary, Ladies’s League govt committee and regional working committee. She will be able to be serving as a PEC member in the Gauteng ANC.

She also served as a mayor in Lesedi Local Municipality.

Right here’s Maloka’s Individuals of Mayoral Committee (MMC): 

Cllr Petrus Tsotetsi – Finance

Cllr Gretta Hlongwane – Local Economic Fashion and Tourism

Cllr Simon Maphalla – Company Services

Cllr Lulama Gamede – Environment and Super Energy

Cllr Mmakgomo Raikane – Smartly being and Social Services

Cllr Yusuf Mahommed – Sports actions, Recreation, Arts & Tradition and Public Security

Cllr Madisebo Khomoeasera – Human Settlements and Fashion Planning

Cllr James Dlangamandla – Transport and Infrastructure

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