Friday, January 19, 2007

Cape Town’s new deputy mayor announced

By Nadia Samie
18 January 2007


The Independent Democrats (ID) has announced that Charlotte Williams, formerly the ID councilor for Mitchell’s Plain is the new deputy mayor of Cape Town.

Williams takes over the position from the African Christian Democratic Party’s (ACDP) Andrew Arnolds, who held the post for nine months. The ID gained the position, along with two other top city posts, when it joined the DA-led coalition on Wednesday.

The ID’s Cape Town caucus leader, Simon Grindrod, said that his party had joined the DA coalition to “save the government of the city”.

Amidst much speculation earlier in the week as to who would take the post, Williams remained the preferred candidate all along.

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