Chief Whip of Council Cllr Jongizizwe Dlabathi

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About the Chief Whip of Council

KwaTHemba born Jongizizwe Dlabathi holds the positionof Chief Whip. He holds a National Diploma in Internal Auditing and a BTech degree in Internal Auditing from Tshwane University of Technology and Certificate in Project Management from the University of Pretoria.

His career started at ABSA as a Money Laundering Analyst at the office of the Auditor General of South Africa. He also worked at the City of Johannesburg as an Information Systems Auditor and for Intersite (now known as PRASA CRES) in Internal Audit and Procurement.

Local government called and from 2011 to 2016, he was the Strategic Advisor to the MMC responsible for Finance, ICT and Real Estate. After the 2016 local government elections he was sworn in as Chief Whip of Council.

Cllr Dlabathi chairs the following committees: Political Management Team, Multi-Party Whippery Forum as well as the Capacity Building and Institutional Resilience Working Group for South African Local Government Association (SALGA) as a provincial member.