After two weeks of a political vacuum in the City, I have been re-elected as the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni.

Those who brought a motion against me did so on frivolous grounds, as was evidenced by my re-election in council today.

All that the motion achieved was to instill panic and chaos while creating a service delivery backlog, which I aim to tackle with immediate effect.

I want to take this opportunity to apologize to the residents of the City who have found themselves in a state of limbo.

Work to begin stabilizing the City starts today and my back-to-basics program will be ramped up. I understand and share the frustration of our residents and businesses.

When I was sworn in a year ago, I made a commitment to all residents of the City that I would work tirelessly to bring about a tangible change.

Our time was cut short, but I want to reiterate today that my dedication has not waivered.

I want to thank our Multi-party Coalition partners for their dedication and commitment to serving

the people of Ekurhuleni.

Let’s get back to basics.

Issued by the Office of the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni