Councillor Sombu Bellinah Buthelezi was sworn into office during a council meeting held on Wednesday, 09 March 2017.
Cllr Buthelezi replaces Alphinah Angel Coka; as a PR councillor in ward 23.
Magistrate Gurlal officiated the induction, where Buthelezi swore under oath to serve the community without fear or favour. She promised to carry forward the mandate given to her by council which is in line with the vision and mission of the Newcastle Municipality.
Council welcomed the newly appointed councillor.