DA wins Johannesburg Mayoral and Council Speaker positions
22 November 2021
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng wishes to congratulate Dr Mpho Phalatse for being elected the Mayor of Johannesburg and Cllr Vasco Da Gama for being elected Council Speaker.
The election of both Dr Phalatse and Cllr Da Gama comes as a result of a spontaneous vote of support from other opposition parties.
The task ahead will come with its challenges due to the broken state that Johannesburg finds itself in. However, the DA is confident that through Mayor Phalatse we can get the city back on track and working again.
During the election campaign, the DA travelled the length and breadth of Johannesburg, engaging with residents and hearing about the plight that they face.
The City of Johannesburg has been plagued by service delivery backlogs and challenges and our job now is to bring back the shine to the city of gold.
Our job now will be to implement solutions and bring an end to the challenges that face the beautiful city of Johannesburg.
The DA will communicate its plans in the coming days and weeks on how we plan to get things done and to restore service delivery in Johannesburg.
Statement issued by Solly Msimanga, MPL, DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, 22 November 2021