34-Year-Old Hill-Lewis Is New Cape Town Mayor

Geordin Hill-Lewis – a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) was sworn in on Thursday as the new mayor of Cape Town.

“Congratulations to the new executive mayor of the City Cape Cape Town,” said DA leader John Steenhuisen in a tweet.

“Today we take another step forward in building a world-class city of hope that works for all. Let’s get things done.”

The 34-year-old becomes the youngest person to ever don the mayoral chains.

“The DA welcomes the election of Geordin Hill-Lewis as the Mayor of Cape Town today,” said the majority party in the Western Cape in a statement.

“The Party has full confidence in Mayor Hill-Lewis to lead the City and to continue to implement the DA’s mandate of clean and efficient governance and service delivery.

“Under the leadership of the DA, the City of Cape Town has built a reputation of getting things done and getting the basics right.

The statement issued by Bongisa Mhaga, DA national communications officer said Cape Town was the only major metro municipality, where a political party received an outright majority from voters to implement its mandate.

“As Geordin has said many times in his campaign, now is the time to do more, and we have full confidence that he will continue to carry on the incredible work done by former Mayor Dan Plato in building local economic growth, bringing investment to the City and delivering services to all Cape Town communities,” said the DA.

“The DA wishes Mayor Hill-Lewis and his team well.”