Muzi Chirwa waves goodbye as mayoral term nears the end

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Muzi Chirwa waves goodbye as mayoral term nears the end
FAREWELL: Gert Sibande mayor Muzi Gibson Chirwa delivered what may be his last state of the district address as he sets his sights on the provincial secretariat of the ANC. PICTURE BY GSDM

He only has less than 4 months before the local government elections are held.


Gert Sibande mayor Muzi Chirwa has waved goodbye in a visit with journalists to projects that he was busy with since he took over power after the 2016 local government elections.

Chirwa boasts being the one who delivered the most needed services to the people of the district, with millions and millions of rands spent in constructing and upgrading water infrastructure.

He said when he arrived he found that there were other areas in the district where people never had running water since 1994 but today they do.

He said it wouldn’t have been easier if he didn’t have the support of experienced staff by his side.

Chirwa could leave government after the October 2021 local government elections if elected as the provincial secretary of the ANC in Mpumalanga, a full time party position.

“I must say that I really enjoyed being the mayor of this district,” he said when addressing journalists the past weekend at Badplaas’ Ndalo Lodge.

“We are leaving behind a great legacy because we were able to start a project of whatever size and whatever amount and complete it within one term,” he said.

His state of the district address which he delivered on 27 May 2021 was dominated by water tenders, spending millions and millions of rands in the construction and upgrading of water infrastructure across Gert Sibande.

He took journalists on Saturday to some of the projects, showing them “how we did well as a district”.

He thanked his councilors and municipal manager Absenia Habile for the ability to work as a team in doing the work of the people.

“With the lot of projects that were done by the district I can tell you today that we were able to start them from the grassroots level and completed them”.

(edited by ZK)
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