Bill Lambert to lead DA caucus in municipality

2011-05-31 00:00

VETERAN Democratic Alliance councillor Bill Lambert is set to lead the party’s caucus in the Msunduzi Municipality.

Roger Ashe will be the DA’s whip and the party’s Executive Committee (Exco) representatives will be Lambert and Mergan Chetty, who crossed over from the ANC.

Chetty said the positions were voted for and he is grateful to his fellow councillors for electing him as one of the representatives on Exco.

He said he will work hard not to let them down and, more importantly, not to let Msunduzi residents down.

Asked what he would do differently, he said his stance was always to work for the community and that previously he had to go along with the party caucus. Now as the opposition, he said, he can express his opinion freely, while being mindful that it is about delivering basic services to the entire Msunduzi community and not to oppose for the sake of opposing.

Chetty said he looks forward to the challenge.

Lambert is one of the longest-serving city councillors. He was chosen as Pietermartizburg’s businessman of the year in 1976 and has received civic honours for his service to the community.

As the DA’s caucus leader he aims to continue the fight against corruption and maladministration, which has resulted in Msunduzi Municipality being placed under administration.

“I am determined to see that every guilty official is brought to book for what has taken place. Our aim is to see a positive turnaround in the state of affairs at the municipality so that once again we can be proud to be the capital city of KZN,” said Lambert.

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