Councillor sworn in

CLLR MARIA KALMAN sworn in by Magistrate Phillip Jameson from the Hartswater Court. Photo: Supplied
CLLR MARIA KALMAN sworn in by Magistrate Phillip Jameson from the Hartswater Court. Photo: Supplied

A SPECIAL council meeting saw the newly-elected councillor, Maria Kalman, sworn in on Friday, 27 May, in the Pho­kwane Local Municipality.

The appointment of Kalman follows an article published in the Express Northern Cape of Wednesday, 25 May, wherein ANC members of Phokwane raised grievances around her abrupt appearance on the candidate list.

They were already questioning her position as the replacement to the late Speaker Dieketseng Moeketsi, who passed away earlier in April.

According to the ward members, Moeketsi was on top of the candidate list and was therefore earmarked to become the mayor of the Phokwane Local Municipality.

The ANC head office has since dismissed the allegations and assured that it did not mean that Kalman would automatically be the mayor.

In a statement confirming the appointment, Kgalalelo Letshabo, the communication officer of Phokwane, said Kalman was the replacement for the vacant seat of the late Moeketsi.

Welcoming and wishing her all the best on her appointment, Letshabo said that Kalman was a manager in the political office and prior to that she had worked as team leader on roads and storm water.

She is reportedly also a former Samwu shop steward.

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
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
47% - 7526 votes
It's four more years for Trump
53% - 8644 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.19
(-0.10)
ZAR/GBP
21.11
(-0.12)
ZAR/EUR
19.19
(-0.12)
ZAR/AUD
11.55
(-0.13)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.14)
Gold
1901.55
(+0.01)
Silver
24.57
(+0.10)
Platinum
902.03
(+0.40)
Brent Crude
41.85
(-1.66)
Palladium
2378.04
(+0.61)
All Share
55339.58
(+0.99)
Top 40
50692.28
(+0.83)
Financial 15
10790.70
(+3.99)
Industrial 25
74905.70
(+1.05)
Resource 10
52561.57
(-0.49)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo