Council meeting was divided into two, as opposition parties councilors promised last night that they will not be attending the inauguration of Danny Jordaan as the mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality.
All 62 ANC councilors were present at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton despite rumours that some will not be attending.
Speaker of the council Maria Hermans began by apologizing for the absence of the Ward 44 opposition parties councilors.
She welcomed the special guests including ministers Nomvula Mokonyane , Nosiviwe Mapisa – Nqakula Fikile Xasa
Danny Jordaan is now officially an Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro.
He was nominated by councilor Joyce Searle and Seconded by councilor Andile Mfunda
Bicks Ndoni was nominated for the position of Deputy Mayor by councilor Fikile Desi and seconded by councilor Bungane.