Two former mayors sworn in during Mangaung council meeting

Photo: Refilwe Gaeswe

Two former mayors of Mangaung Metro municipality were amongst those sworn in today as ordinary councillors of the Mangaung Metro council during its first official meeting.

Papi Mokoena and Thabo Manyoni were amongst a total of 100 councillors sworn in by Free State Judge President Mahube Molemela.

Papi Mokoena former ANC mayor is now representing a new political party – Agency for New Agenda (ANA) as an ordinary councillor.

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Manyoni who was the mayor until the 2016 Municipal Elections, was sworn in with new executive mayor Olly Mlameli.

Manyoni is not expected to hold this position for long. Political speculation has it that Manyoni was only sworn in today until he will be redeployed by the ANC.

Party provincial spokesperson Thabo Meeko said Manyoni’s deployment will be discussed once all municipalities in the province have completed their election processes.

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