Patriotic Alliance Leader Gayton McKenzie Elected As the New Mayor of Central Karoo Municipality

Patriotic Alliance Leader Gayton McKenzie Elected As the New Mayor of Central Karoo Municipality

  • Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie is now the mayor of Central Karoo Municipality after he was elected unopposed
  • McKenzie stated in his speech that he planned on costing the municipality no money and will forgo all the mayoral perks
  • Some South Africans have congratulated McKenzie on his election while others believe that there will be corruption in the municipality

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BEAUFORT WEST - Gayton McKenzie, the leader of the Patriotic Alliance has been elected as the new executive mayor of Central Karoo Municipality and hopes to do things differently.

McKenzie was unopposed when he was elected as mayor on Monday, 11 April and in his speech, he stated that he would be pledging his entire salary to fix the issues the municipality has.

Gayton Mckenzie, pledges 100% salary, plans to fix Central Karoo municipality, Patriotic Alliance
PA leader Gayton Mckenzie says he is going to use any of his mayoral perks while he leads the Central Karoo Municipality. Image: Gayton McKenzie/Facebook
Source: Facebook

The newly elected mayor also stated that he would be forfeiting his mayoral benefits such as the mayoral car, petrol allowances and bodyguards. McKenzie says he would rather sell the designated mayoral car and use the proceeds to by an ambulance, according to TimesLIVE.

McKenzie stated that he wants to benefit the people and does not want to cost the municipality any money. McKenzie even stated that he paid for the food at his inauguration with his own money and did not bill the municipality.

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According to News24, McKenzie was sworn in as a councillor last week after PA member Mitchell Smith resigned from the political organisation.

The PA is able to govern the municipality because it has formed a coalition government with the African National Congress, the Karoo Democratic Force and the Karoo Gemeenskap Party.

South Africans weigh in on Gayton Mckenzie occupying a mayoral seat

@nceba_wushe said:

"Congratulations to Honorable First Person of Central Karoo District Gayton McKenzie. All the best for the future in his designation!"

@JoeBurg93375255 said:

"A convicted fraudster and bank robber, let the looting begin."

@Just_Mo___ said:

"From inmate to Mayor...this country is a joke."

@AlecJerome6 said:

"Congratulations Mr McKenzie we the forgotten people need your help. Coloured people's hope."

@ZengFuey said:

"How much does fracking in the Karoo have to do with the PA's interest in these towns?"

@maepa_ntladi said:

"Hide your wallets everybody here comes lepantiti!! "

Patriotic Alliance leader, Gayton Mckenzie supports Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini amid arrest

Briefly News previously reported that social media users did not hold back when the news of Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini’s arrest broke on Thursday.

Thousands of South Africans, including the president of the Patriotic Alliance, Gayton McKenzie, took to the virtual streets of Twitter to react to the arrest of the leader of Operation Dudula.

He was apprehended after allegations emerged that members assaulted an elderly man, Victor Ramerafe, and ransacked his home.

TimesLIVE reported that Operation Dudula members claimed it received information that drugs were sold at Ramerafe’s house. Together with EFF members, Ramerafe laid a criminal charge against Dlamini.

Source: Briefly News

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