BCMM held it’s inaugural sitting of Council for the 2021-2026 term of office at the Abbotsford Christian Centre on Tuesday, 23 November 2021.

The City Manager, Andile Sihlahla was the presiding officer chairing the meeting and the swearing in of 99 Councillors.

On this sitting he also presided on the election of the Speaker of Council, Cllr Humphrey Maxhegwana, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Xola Pakati, the Deputy Executive Mayor, Princess Faku and the Chief Whip, Cllr Sixolisiwe Ntsasela.

In his acceptance remarks, Executive Mayor Cllr Xola Pakati said; “The people of Buffalo City have elected us because they love us for who we are. They have elected us because they believe that through us their city will be in good hands."