Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another Month, Another Mayor

- Linda Jaquet -

At the time of going to press, Prince Albert had a new Executive Mayor, ANC Councillor Maria Benjamin. Cllr Benjamin has taken over from Cllr Gay van Hasselt of the DA in terms of the 2006 verbal agreement between the two political parties on the sharing of power in the “hung” Municipal Council. In terms of the agreement, the DA’s Stoffel Botes, has assumed the Speaker’s position in the Council, while the former Speaker, April Pienaar of the ANC, is now the Deputy Mayor.

It is understood that this arrangement will be in place until the election of a new Municipal Council in 2011.

We hope to carry an interview with Mayor Benjamin in the next edition of the Friend.

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