Mzwandile Masina is the new Ekurhuleni Mayor

Mzwandile Masina has been elected as the new Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni.

In the Mayoral chain at the city council's inaugural sitting, the ANC's Masina received 117 votes while the DA mayoral candidate Ghaleb Cachalia received 106 votes.

With 117 votes, Jongizizwe Dlabathi has been elected as the new Chief Whip of the city council, having received more votes than Tania Campbell's 107 votes.

Earlier, Patricia Kumalo was elected Speaker of the City of Ekurhuleni.

Masina takes over as Ekurhuleni Mayor from Mondli Gungubele.

Watch the SABC livestream of the City of Ekurhuleni inaugural sitting:

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