Announced today on Twitter by ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa, the man who headed the country’s successful World Cup 2010 bid, Danny Jordaan, has been named the mayor of the Port Elizabeth-based Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.
Jordaan is from PE, so one hopes that he will have his home town’s interest at heart as he tries to fix what had become a troubled metro municipality. Given the job he did at the helm of the World Cup local organising committee (largely, as there were some issues) it looks entirely possible. Lord knows PE needs it.
Here’s the Rand Daily Mail’s story on the appointment: Soccer boss Danny Jordaan is the new mayor of Port Elizabeth.