What is the Council?
A municipality has the right to govern, on its own initiative, the local government affairs of its community, subject to national and provincial legislation, as provided for in the Constitution.
The national or a provincial government may not compromise or impede a municipality's ability or right to exercise its powers or perform its functions.
The Executive Mayor is the first citizen of the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality and has the overall political responsibility for the local municipality. The Executive Mayor represents the face of the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality and is responsible for managing all its affairs. This is a mammoth task in a municipality with 187 629 citizens.
The Mayoral Committee was set up to assist the Executive Mayor.
Acting as a local cabinet, the Mayoral Committee is made up of 5 members, including the Executive Mayor, who is also its chairperson. The Executive Mayor designates the roles of each MMC or Member of the Mayoral Committee.
Services Cllr MP Magagula
ServicesCllr N Nkosi