- Kwanele Zonke was sworn in as a councillor
- At 23, he is now one of Buffalo City's youngest councillors
- The DA said it's committed to empowering the youth
The Democratic Alliance's Kwanele Zonke was sworn in as a councillor in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality on Tuesday, 21 August.
Aged just 23, he's now one of Buffalo City's youngest councillors, Briefly.co.za gathered.
The DA in the Eastern Cape announced the news on its Twitter page. It said the party is committed to empowering South Africa's youth.
Kwanele has been active in student politics, having served in the University of Fort Hare's SRC. He was also chairperson of the DA's student organisation (DASO) at UFH.
The DA Caucus in Buffalo City welcomed Kwanele and looked forward to his contribution as an economics graduate. After being sworn in, the young councillor said:
I am excited and humbled to have been given this opportunity and to be part of the DA blue machine in Buffalo City.
Kwanele also shared a photo of the moment on his Instagram page.
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