African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg regional chairperson Sello Enoch Dada Morero has been elected the new executive mayor of Johannesburg.
The Democratic Alliance’s Dr Mpho Phalatse has been ousted as Johannesburg mayor during a vote of no confidence at the 9th extraordinary council meeting. The motion was passed unopposed by 139 votes.
Morero says his immediate priority will be to stabilise the City’s finances which he says have collapsed.
Morero was delivering his acceptance speech following his election in the council’s chambers in Braamfontein. Morero has apologised to residents for the ANC’s past mistakes adding that they have learned from them. He says the incoming administration will ensure the City is kept clean and maintained properly.
“It is hearbreaking that the city’s entities are on their knees, how do you fix a city that has collapsed? Yes we are not financially stable but collectively we can fix this mess