NEWLY elected Enoch Mgijima executive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha did not waste time appointing her mayoral committee when council sat for the first time following the August 3 local government elections.
Mzoxolo Peter is the speaker and Funeka Sopapazi the chief whip.
Former Tsolwana chief whip Noluthando Nqabisa was appointed as the corporate services political head, Zukiswa Ralane, who was a teacher at Mpendulo Public Primary School, was appointed as the head of community services and Sibusiso Mvana returned to council from being an ordinary councillor to heading the technical services portfolio.
Former Telkom manager Xoliswa Xelo was appointed to the integrated planning and economic development portfolio, former Inkwanca mayor Luleka Gubula is the political head of human settlements and Tembeka Bunu is the special programmes unit head. Former Tsolwana mayor Marina Bennet was appointed as the municipal public accounts committee chairman while former DA member Adele Hendricks was appointed public safety portfolio head.