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New Thabazimbi speaker confident council can turn municipality around

The Democratic Alliance's Lambert Joubert obtained 13 of the 23 votes for the position of speaker.

Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance's (DA) newly elected speaker in the Thabazimbi local municipality in Limpopo says he's confident the new council will turn the municipality around.

Lambert Joubert obtained 13 of the 23 votes.

The council's first sitting is underway with a mayor also expected to be elected today.

The African National Congress is hoping the Thabazimbi Residents Association will vote in its favour for that position.

Joubert says he'll make sure basic services are delivered.

"I'm excited. Although a lot of damage has already been done, we do have the competence to make this a better environment and I believe we will work hard to better the services in this town. We will do that by working together."

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