INAUGURATION OF NEW MAYOR AND COUNCIL

Vuyiswa Ximba Council 2016 2 Council 2016 3

Cllr. Buyiswa Ximba was inaugurated as the new executive mayor of the Frances Baard District

Municipality at a Council meeting today (29 August 2016). In her acceptance speech the Executive

Mayor said that the district municipality will work hard to ensure that there is service delivery. She

emphasised the importance of all members of Council to show total commitment and dedication

towards uplifting the community of the Frances Baard District. “We are here to serve our

community, and that is what we will do,” she said. Along with her, the council also elected the new

Speaker, Cllr. McDonald Silingile.

Cllr. Ximba started her political career in 1986 while she was still at school as a member of

COSAS. In 1994 she was a volunteer for the first national elections, doing door-to- door

campaigning and voter education on how to vote.

In 2011 she was democratically elected as an ANC ward councillor at Magareng Local Municipality

and served as the chairperson of the infrastructure committee. She was seconded to Frances

Baard District Municipality as a councillor serving in two different portfolios namely, Chairperson of

the Municipal Public Account Committee (MPAC) and an additional member of the infrastructure

committee. She held these positions until the end of the term of office of this Council in July 2016.

“FBDM – the key role player and leader in the delivery of services in the District.”

Council 2016 Mcdonald Silingile Mcdonald Silingile swearing in as Speaker Vuyiswa Ximba swearing in as mayor

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