ANC's Zandile Gumede is the new mayor of eThekwini

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Durbans city hall that is home to the Durban Art Gallery and a large public libray, housing council offices and a large auditorium. The building was designed by architect Stanley Hudson who used the city hall in Belfast for inspiration. March 2013

Durbans city hall that is home to the Durban Art Gallery and a large public libray, housing council offices and a large auditorium. The building was designed by architect Stanley Hudson who used the city hall in Belfast for inspiration. March 2013

DURBAN – Zandile Gumede has been elected as the new mayor of eThekwini.

Gumede, the ANC&39;s candidate, beat the DA&39;s Zwakele Mncwango by 124 votes.

 

 

She replaces James Nxumalo and is the first female mayor of eThekwini Municipality.

Proceedings started with a minute&39;s silence for those killed in Inchanga over the weekend.
A total of 219 councillors were sworn in.

Earlier ANC councillor Lekgoa Mapena was elected Speaker of eThekwini council, beating DA candidate Warren Burne by 131 votes.

Outside of Durban City Hall members of the EFF and the ANC taunted each other.