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Umsobomvu mayor elected as NC Salga representative to NCOP

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Umsobomvu mayor Mzwandile Toto was elected as the provincial representative of the SA Local Government Association to the National Council of Provinces.

Umsobomvu mayor Mzwandile Toto. Picture: Supplied

THE MAYOR of Umsobomvu Municipality, Mzwandile “Fire” Toto, was elected as the provincial representative of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

ANC sub-regional secretary Siyabulela Phololo said on Wednesday that they were proud of Toto’s achievements.

“He is a hard worker, focused and a champion of development. He serves as the regional deputy chairperson of the ANC in the Pixley ka Seme region and has an unbroken track record for being a disciplined member of the ANC,” said Phololo.

“We congratulate him for being entrusted with such a huge task, which we know he will be able to carry out with no difficulties. We trust his nomination will also benefit the Umsobomvu Local Municipality when it comes to infrastructure and economic development.”

Meanwhile, EFF provincial secretary Shadrack Thlaole said that Salga appears to be “a wing and alliance of the ANC”.

“Only ANC people are elected as office-bearers, although not all municipalities in the Northern Cape are governed by the ANC. Salga is listed as a public entity and is funded through the national government grant, membership fees from provincial and local government associations, voluntary members and donations,” said Thlaole.

He called for a more transparent approach in electing delegates to the provincial and national conferences.

“This must be made available and known to all other political parties that run and or govern municipalities.”

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