New Midvaal mayor to be sworn in

2013-08-29 17:16

The Midvaal municipality will get a new mayor this week, the DA has said.

Bongani Baloyi would be sworn in at the Midvaal Council Chambers tomorrow evening, the DA said today.

The ANC called Baloyi’s appointment a disgrace.

“The Public Protector’s report revealed that the DA-controlled Midvaal municipality was very corrupt and has an incompetent administration,” ANC Gauteng spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said.

It was disgraceful that the new mayor would take over a “corrupt municipality”.

“The appointment of the new mayor ... is window-dressing and a cruel strategy of the DA to parade black people in order to win support,” Ntuli said.

In July, the DA’s Midvaal mayor Timothy Nast resigned.

Nast took up a position at the Gauteng Planning Commission (GPC) on August 1. He reports to the deputy director-general of development planning in the GPC.

The GPC is responsible for long-term, city-region planning, and performance monitoring and evaluation for the province.

Nast (32) became mayor of Midvaal in 2009. He was re-elected to the post in 2011.

Midvaal lies halfway between Joburg, the East Rand, and the Vaal.

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