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Danny Jordaan to be sworn in as PE mayor next week

Businessman Bicks Ndoni has been appointed Jordaan’s deputy.

South African Football Association president, Danny Jordaan. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan is set to be inaugurated as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality next week.

Earlier this week, the African National Congress (ANC) announced his appointment and this led to incumbent, Ben Fihla, who is been the mayor since 2013, resigning on Wednesday.

Businessman Bicks Ndoni has been appointed Jordaan's deputy.

The appointments are part of a much-anticipated leadership reshuffle in the municipality following a visit by President Jacob Zuma earlier this month.

ANC Provincial Secretary, Oscar Mabuyane, says three new councilors will also be sworn in today.

"There will be a sworn in of three councilors that we've brought in to the list and then the council will sit again next week Wednesday where the new Mayor will be inaugurated."

Jordaan, a Port Elizabeth born teacher, politician and administrator is an internationally recognisable figure in the football world, having led South Africa's bid to host and organise the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

He served as a Member of Parliament between 1994 and 1997.