DA's Solly Msimanga is mayor of Tshwane


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.



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.

READ: &39;DA has beaten ANC in Tshwane&39;: Maimane.

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.






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