New councilors for Mbombela

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The Judge President Malesela Francis Legodi of the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court of South Africa convened a sitting of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature yesterday (22 March 2018) and presided over the election of the new Speaker of the Legislature, Honourable VS Siwela. The election of  Siwela as the Speaker follows a vacancy created by the resignation of former Speaker  BT Shongwe who is now MEC for Culture, Sport and Recreation.

Subsequent to her election as the Speaker,  Siwela presided over the election of Deputy Speaker of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature,  Bonakele Majuba and later presided over the swearing in of  Thulisile Swankie Khoza, former Executive Mayor of Nkomazi Local Municipality (NLM) who has been re-deployed after alleged internal strife in the NLM Khoza will fill the vacancy following the resignation of former member and Chief Whip of the majority party in the Legislature, JM Mkhatshwa.