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Johannesburg - Midvaal municipality will get a new mayor this week, the DA said on Thursday.
Bongani Baloyi would be sworn in at the Midvaal Council Chambers on Friday evening, the Democratic Alliance said in a statement.
The African National Congress called Baloyi's appointment a disgrace.
“The Public Protector's report revealed that the DA-controlled Midvaal municipality was very corrupt and has an incompetent administration,” ANC Gauteng spokesman Dumisa Ntuli said.
It was disgraceful that the new mayor would take over a “corrupt municipality”.
“The appointment of the new mayor... is window-dressing and a cruel strategy of the DA to parade black people in order to win support,” Ntuli said.
In July, the DA's Midvaal mayor Timothy Nast resigned.
Nast took up a position at the Gauteng Planning Commission (GPC) on August 1. He reports to the deputy director general of development planning in the GPC.
The GPC is responsible for long-term, city-region planning, and performance monitoring and evaluation for the province.
Nast, 32, became mayor of Midvaal in 2009. He was re-elected to the post in 2011.
Midvaal lies halfway between Johannesburg, the East Rand, and the Vaal.