ANC's Mxolisi Siyonzana elected as new mayor of Mangaung
ANC councillor Mxolisi Siyonzana was elected the new executive mayor of the Mangaung metropolitan municipality during a special council sitting on Monday.
Former mayor Olly Mlamleli was removed in August last year after a no-confidence vote against her. She is also a co-accused in the multimillion-rand Free State asbestos tender case with suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
In July, the Sunday Times reported that Mangaung racked up R1.6bn in irregular expenditure and R1.17bn in unauthorised expenditure in 2019/2020, according to an auditor-general report.
Auditor-general Tsakani Maluleke said in July: “Mangaung was late but it eventually got an unqualified audit, which is an improvement from last year, but there are significant supply chain management issues.”
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