ANC's Mxolisi Siyonzana elected as new mayor of Mangaung

Mxolisi Siyonzana has been elected as the mayor of Mangaung. File photo.
Mxolisi Siyonzana has been elected as the mayor of Mangaung. File photo.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi

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.”

This is a developing story. 

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