The City of Johannesburg said on Monday that there would be a special sitting on Tuesday to elect a new mayor for the metro.
Speaker of the Council Nonceba Molwele said the election process would be done in line with Schedule 3 of the Municipal Structures Act.
The seat was left without a mayor after Geoff Makhubo passed away in July due to COVID-19-related complications.
The sitting comes after much contention from the Democratic Alliance which approached the provincial government to greenlight the election.
Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo was slated as the ANC’s preferred candidate for the job.
In Other News – More suspects involved in Phoenix Killings Arrested – 31 now in Custody
Police have arrested more people linked to the Phoenix Killings in KwaZulu-Natal with 31 suspects now in custody.
Thirty-six people were killed in the town, northwest of Durban in July during the wave of violence that swept through KwaZulu-Natal.
It’s believed they were killed during racially charged vigilante attacks in the community. learn more