Travis Wade
1 minute read
1 Mar 2019
1:52 pm

WATCH: Newcastle swears in new mayor

Travis Wade

The KwaZulu-Natal city has not had a mayor since mid-January.

Cllr Ntuthuko Mahlaba being sworn in as the new mayor of Newcastle. Image: Newcastle Advertiser

At an inauguration on Friday morning, Cllr Ntuthuko Mahlaba was sworn in as the new mayor of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, reports Newcastle Advertiser.

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Speaker Jubu Khumalo introduced the new mayor, declaring him the “new sheriff in town.”

Newcastle has not had a mayor since mid-January after Makhosini Nkosi resigned to pursue a career in the legal profession.

Dudu Sibiya was the acting mayor of Newcastle.

More about Dr Mahlaba

  • Dr Mahlaba was sworn in into the Newcastle Municipality as a councillor in October last year.
  • He is also the chairperson of the ANC’s Regional Executive Committee in the Emalahleni Region.
  • He is a registered General Practitioner and has a practice in Newcastle.

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