The DA will govern the West Rand

accreditation
The DA won these positions through the support of the EFF and other opposition parties, just as it has in other municipalities, namely, City of Johannesburg, Mogale City and the City of Ekurhuleni. Photo: Nelius Rademan/Gallo Images
The DA won these positions through the support of the EFF and other opposition parties, just as it has in other municipalities, namely, City of Johannesburg, Mogale City and the City of Ekurhuleni. Photo: Nelius Rademan/Gallo Images

POLITICS


The West Rand District Municipality will be run by the DA, after the party’s Hullet Hild received the majority of votes. In the election of new leadership in the municipality yesterday, the DA’s Gerhard Kruger and Alme Swart were voted in as speaker and chief whip, respectively.

The DA won these positions through the support of the EFF and other opposition parties, just as it has in other municipalities, namely, City of Johannesburg, Mogale City and the City of Ekurhuleni.

Speaking to City Press, Hild said he was aware that it would not be an easy task to steer the district in the right direction.

“The main aim is to make sure they get the functions doing well and include service delivery. The municipality is not in a great position financially.” He said: 

The municipal building itself needs to be looked at by engineers because it is not in good condition.

The West Rand oversees Mogale City in Krugersdorp, as well as Rand West City in Randfontein and Merafong in Carletonville, which are both led by the ANC.

Hild believes it is important for all these municipalities to work together, despite political differences. “We will sit down and carve a way we can work together and even they themselves want to deliver services; we will engage much better in the weeks to come. We will work towards making the Westonaria a better place.”

The DA has expressed its full confidence in the newly elected team.

READ: Voices | Dear madam mayor, please make our cities safe

“Although the task ahead of them will be tough, we believe they are more than capable of turning things around and will get things done in the West Rand. The DA will, in the coming days and weeks, announce its plans on how we intend to get things done and restore good governance in the district.”

The mayoral committee for the municipality will be appointed in the course of the week.


facebook
twitter
linkedin
instagram

Queenin Masuabi 

Political Journalist

+27 11 713 9001
Queenin.Masuabi@citypress.co.za
www.citypress.co.za
69 Kingsway Rd, Auckland Park
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s comments on the Constitution and the judiciary has been termed an “extraordinary attack” that is “dangerous and regressive”. What are your thoughts?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
She’s within her rights
11% - 34 votes
It’s all politics
26% - 83 votes
It was irresponsible
63% - 200 votes
Vote