DA Ekurhuleni welcomes election of Ald. Khetha Shandu as Whip of Council

by DA Caucus in Ekurhuleni

Date: 23 November 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media Statement

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni congratulates Ald. Khetha Shandu on being elected as the Whip of Council.

Ald. Shandu takes up the important position bringing with him experience as Chief Whip of the DA Caucus. With years of legislative experience, he is confident that he will be able to positively contribute to the processes of Council and promote amicable engagements between political parties that will ultimately result in better service delivery to the City’s residents.

Ald. Shandu has been a DA councillor since 2011 and has held numerous positions of leadership within the caucus. His experience in local government and knowledge of the City’s policies provides a good basis to manage the important task of managing Council Whippery and ensuring cohesion and stability between the Executive and Legislative branches of local government.

Ald. Shandu brings energy and rigour to the position which will augur well for the Whip’s authority to ensure and promote consensus between the different political parties by improving coordination and communication between them. In addition, and along with the role of Speaker of Council, Shandu will diligently ensure adherence to Council’s Code of Conduct.

The DA is confident that Ald. Shandu will contribute positively to the position in the interest of Council, as well as for the residents of the City, who as Councillors have been elected to serve.

Cllr. Brandon Pretorius

DA Deputy Chief Whip

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