Durban - Coming back from a nearly three year political wilderness, former eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo, has been appointed by the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal to chair the Economic Development portfolio committee at the KZN legislature.
Nxumalo who is the chairperson of the SACP in the province missed out on a cabinet position last month where he was expected to notch a senior one. He was the mayor of eThekwini between 2011 and 2016 and was replaced by the now suspended mayor, Zandile Gumede.
Nxumalo said he has been given the role that will see him holding to account the provincial department of economic development, tourism and environmental affairs, whose MEC is Nomusa Dube-Ncube.
“It looks like that but let us wait for the official announcement about the people appointed to chair committees,” Nxumalo told Independent Media on Tuesday.
Other prominent ANC members appointed to the positions include former education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane who will the chair Premier’s office portfolio committee.