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Retief Odendaal.
Retief Odendaal.
Luvuvo Mehlwana

Bringing stability to the Nelson Mandela Bay council and ending the dysfunctionality of the municipal administration are on top of newly elected DA Mayor Retief Odendaal's to-do list. 

Odendaal, 40, from Weybridge Park in Gqeberha, was elected mayor of the municipality at 03:00 on Thursday during a 17-hour marathon council meeting that was marred by chaos. The new leadership followed the removal of the ANC-led coalition government's mayor Eugene Johnson. 

Odendaal narrowly beat his opponent Wandile Jikeka in a vote.

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