FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLLR NOMFUSI WINNIE NXAWE IS THE NEW ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016
Calgary Conference Centre, East London
The African National Congress’ Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe is officially the new Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality.
Cllr Nxawe was elected unopposed during the inaugural council meeting held at ADM’s Council Chambers in Calgary Museum on Tuesday 23 August.
Cllr Nxawe succeeds Cllr Nomasikizi Konza who led the municipality from 2011 till 2016.
Born on 22 November 1950 in Adelaide Charnsley Hall Farm, Cllr Nxawe is the fifth of fourteen children. In 2000 to 2006 she was deployed by the ANC in the Nkonkobe Local Municipality as Ward Councilor and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2006 to 2011 Cllr Nxawe was once again deployed by the ANC [in the same municipality] as a P.R Councilor and a Portfolio Head responsible for Infrastructure. It was during this time that she showed her knowledge of local government and service delivery prowess. She formed part of the leadership collective of Nkonkobe L.M that initiated urbanizing of Bantustan townships by building hall, tarring of roads specially locations roads and main roads within the municipality.
Succeeding former Speaker Cllr Samkelo Janda is Cllr Nceba Ndikinda, though a novice in his current role, he has vast political experience both at provincial and local government levels, serving at both local government level and ANC Regional Executive Committee as an additional member.
As the new #ADMCouncil Speaker, Cllr Ndikinda will oversee some of the projects, among them, Moral Regeneration Movement during his reign.
ADM Troika will now consists of the newly elected Executive Mayor Cllr Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe, Speaker Cllr Nceba Ndikinda and Chief Whip Cllr Solomzi Ndwayana.
Cllr Nonceba Mfecane will be serving as the Chairperson of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC)
MEMBERS OF THE MAYORAL COMMITTEE [PORTFOLIO HEADS]
Cllr Laverne Elinor Vanessa Jacobs : Engineering, Water & Sanitation Services (Infrastructure)
Cllr Nondumiso Virginia Mgidlana : Corporate Services
Cllr Sithembele Micheal Zuka : Local Economic Development
Cllr Ngenisile Tekile : Health
Cllr Nomvuyiseko Angelina Bonga : Legislative and Executive Support Services
Cllr Baba Mntuwoxolo Ganjana : Land & Human Settlements
Cllr Mxolisi Milton Namba : Strategic Planning & Management
Cllr Zolani Kabane : Budget & Treasury
Cllr Nomabhele Plaatjies : Community Services
Issued by the Amathole District Municipality’s Communications and Customer Care Unit in collaboration with Department of Home Affairs.
NB: Executive Mayor’s acceptance speech is attached herewith for ease of reference. Also attached hereto is a group picture featuring ADM Municipal Manager Mr. Chris Magwangqana (left), ADM New Executive Mayor Cllr Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe (middle) and ADM Council Speaker Cllr Nceba Ndikinda.