DA's new appointment a disgrace - ANC

2013-08-29 19:34
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Johannesburg - Midvaal municipality will get a new mayor this week, the DA said on Thursday.

Bongani Baloyi would be sworn in at the Midvaal Council Chambers on Friday evening, the DA said in a statement.

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 1 August.

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 Johannesburg, the East Rand, and the Vaal.

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