New P.R. councillor sworn in

2016-11-10 06:00
PHOTO: supplied At the swearing in of the new P.R. councillor are (from left) Nokuthula Mgijima (municipal manager), Cllr Richard Mkhize and Matho Shozi (speaker).

PHOTO: supplied At the swearing in of the new P.R. councillor are (from left) Nokuthula Mgijima (municipal manager), Cllr Richard Mkhize and Matho Shozi (speaker).

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UMZUMBE community members sang songs of praise about the appointment of the new proportional representation (P.R.) councillor, Richard­ Mkhize, who was recently sworn in by council Speaker Cllr Matho­ Shozi after the resignation of former Umzumbe Mayor and councillor, Sydney Gumede.

On Umzumbe Municipality’s Facebook page people said Mkhize’s appointment was long overdue.

“We would like to congratulate Mkhize on his new appointment, he really deserves the position, he is indeed a very active member of the community,” said one of the followers.

In a statement Umzumbe spokesperson Trevor Khanyile said council assigned Mkhize as the P.R. for Ward 17.

Mkhize is a pastor by profession and is under no illusion about his new responsibilities.

“Mkhize is very aware of his duties,” said Khanyile.

Khanyile said the speaker assured council that Mkhize will perform his duties in the best interest of the community.

"As much as I am a P.R. councillor I will be at the forefront to assist our people to ensure they see development.

“We are not councillors for ourselves, we are councillors for the communities that elected us to serve them,” he said.

Shozi and the municipal manager, Nokuthula Mgijima wished Mkhize well in his new appointment.

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