New mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga (C) of the Democratic Alliance together with national leader, Mmusi Maimane (R) arrive at a victory rally held at Freedom Park, Pretoria, on 09 August 2016.
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JOHANNESBURG -- Solly Msimanga is now officially the mayor of Tshwane Municipality.
Just IN: There are no other nominations for the Executive Mayor. Solly Msimanga will now be sworn in as Mayor Tshwane— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) August 19, 2016
The Democratic Alliance councilor was the only nominee and was declared the executive mayor on Friday to a roaring applause from the DA and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in the council.
As the two parties celebrated, African National Congress (ANC) councillors started singing party songs.
Following the August 3 local government elections, the DA secured 93 seats in the metro, the ANC 89 seats while the EFF has 25 seats.
The DA&39;s Rachel Mathebe was elected Speaker of the council after also being the only nominee for the position.
READ: DA sets eyes on Tshwane.
As Msimanga attempted to deliver his inaugural speech, he was interrupted by hecklers.