To serve and protect

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pretoria - Newly appointed Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele has promised to serve and protect the people of his municipality with unrelenting dedication, selflessness and commitment.

He said this during the announcement of his mayoral committee. Only one new member was appointed to fill the Finance Portfolio that was left vacant after the passing of councilor Lungile Mtshali.

Gungubele, former Guateng MEC for Sports, was officially sworn in as the new Ekurhuleni Mayor yesterday. He replaces Ntombi Mekgwe, who has been appointed as the Gauteng Health MEC.

"We will reinforce our resources and efforts to make visible impacts where possible. We will make sure that Ekurhuleni becomes a safer place for all and that there is good governance," he said.

With regard to people who are not paying for services, Gungubele said they would work out a plan to deal with such people. He also warned that disregard of law would not be tolerated.

Rehabilitation of roads, fixing of traffic lights and looking into the issue of water and energy in the townships are some of the challenges that Gungubele and his mayoral team will have to deal with in his endeavour to improving the lives of the people.

Gungubele is the second new mayoral appointment in Gauteng. Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, who was appointed on Tuesday, replaced his aunt Gwen Ramokgopa, who has been appointed Deputy Health Minister following the Cabinet reshuffle.

Like the Tshwane Mayor, Gungubele said as part of bettering service delivery, he would work towards improving the billing system in the metropolitan.

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