New Mayor for Nkomazi Local Municipality elected
Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) hosted a special meeting in
Nkomazi Local Municipality on Tuesday 02 August 2022, in terms of section 29(1A) of the Local
Government Municipal Structures Act No. 117 of 1998. During the special meeting, Councillor
Phindile Petunia Magagula was elected as the Municipality Executive Mayor. Cllr Magagula’s election
as the Executive Mayor follows the jobs within the Municipal Council as declared by the independent
Electoral Commission (IEC) on the 24 th of June 2022 and she brings a wealth of experience to the
position having served for two terms in local government in various capacities as MMC in Planning
and Development and Corporate Services.
In addition to the special meeting, Proportional Councillors were sworn in: Cllr Lindiwe Thembi
Vuma, Cllr Phindile Charlotte Luphoko and Cllr Zandile Innocentia Shungube by the Magistrate Ms
Ningi Neku. Meanwhile the MEC for Cogta Mandla Ndlovu welcomed the election of the new
Executive Mayor and the councillors that were sworn in as part of bringing strength and an increase
in speeding service delivery within the Municipality.