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At the Inauguration of the Zululand Distric Municiality Council on the 1 September 2016 the new Mayor, Councillor Mzamo Elphas Buthelezi, presented his vision for the future of Zululand District Municipality. This vision is summarised in his acceptance speech:


Honourable Speaker;

As we begin a new chapter in the Zululand District Municipality, I wish to congratulate our Members of the Executive Committee, our new Speaker and Deputy Mayor, and all our Councillors. This is the team that will lead a new chapter of service excellence.

I appreciate the opportunity given to me by my Party, the Inkatha Freedom Party, and by my President, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, to lead the Zululand District Municipality. I intend to fulfil the responsibility placed on my shoulders with integrity and excellence, for these are the hallmarks of the IFP.

As I take the helm, I remain acutely aware that this is a position of service. The IFP believes in servant leadership. . This resonates with me, for I am a traditional leader. I was born into public service, and I have served in whatever capacity I am called upon to fulfil. I come here from the Provincial Legislature of KwaZulu Natal. So my service to the people simply continues, on a different platform..... Read more here


ZDM Municipal Manager

Mr Johan de Klerk, Zululand District Municipality Municipal Manager

Message from the Municipal Manager:

It is that time of the year again that we have to record our progress as a district in the 2015/2016 financial year. We are proud of the progress we have made over the years in making people's lives better. Our district is one of the few municipalities in this country that has a good track record of spending all MIG allocations. This gives us an advantage that we are then allocated extra funds by the national government to proceed with our planned programmes in service delivery.

Since the takeover of the Prince Mangosuthu Airport, we have made remarkable progress especially in getting this institution up and running again. We are now busy with renovations of the whole structure and are currently in bilateral talks with overseas countries to invest in it as a district tourism hub. Other foreign investments we will receive include Spanish aid where local farmers will get a financial boost. This project will first be piloted in Ulundi and Nongoma Municipalities and other three local municipalities will soon follow.

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