Durban - eThekwini Municipality mayor, Zandile Gumede, was honoured with the Dr Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award, at the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM).
Gumede was acknowledged for her work in the community, her foundation that touch lives of the people. Also multiple programs and positions she has undertaken beyond her call of duty. The ceremony was held in Bristol in the United Kingdom.
The city's acting head of communications, Mandla Nsele, said mostly in comparison is the impact as a woman mayor that she has brought not only in her local work but to the global community.
"Durban, is fast becoming a known city for its drastic foot forward in providing practical urban solutions to achieve the 2030 urban agenda and most importantly, the transformation of the lives of the people of Durban," he said.
“I am excited and emotional about getting this recognition, especially on the day we were celebrating Mama Albertina Sisulu. I dedicate this award to the youth and other women leaders of the world who are the forefront of service delivery,” Gumede said.