Theories about where Tshwane’s symbol of power may have ended up have been abounding since news broke of the theft.
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu took to social media on Friday to joke that he had found the culprit behind the lost mayoral chain that should have been handed to Tshwane’s new boss, Solly Msimanga, after his election to run one of the world’s biggest metros.
The EFF has even danced in Pretoria for the new man and his new broom, but there was some confusion around what had happened to the traditional symbol of mayorship.
Shivambu’s suspect was Razzmatazz himself, Fikile “Mbaks” Mbalula, who clearly doesn’t need to be a mayor to rock some serious bling in the chains department.
Earlier this week, Mbalula complained that Julius Malema was harassing him.
Business Day reported that the chain to be used at the swearing in ceremony had been stolen.
Details involving the alleged theft and when it occurred were sketchy. The mayoral chain is significant to mayors of municipal councils, and it is presented to them before they can assume office at the inaugural meeting of the city council. The chain is worn by mayors at official special events.
Meanwhile, DA mayors have been elected in Mogale City and Nelson Mandela Bay. Lynn Pannall is Mogale’s new mayor while Athol Trollip has taken over in Nelson Mandela Bay.