Cllr Skuta Alfred Mtsi (died 12 July 2020) was a South African politician who served as the Mayor of Buffalo City, South Africa. He also served as a member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature and the Buffalo City council.
1 Early life
4 Electoral history
5 See also
Mtsi attended Hebron Priamry School, Mzimkhulu Higher Primary and Gcisa Commercial High School. He graduated with a Master's degree in public administration and an advanced certificate in public administration and management from the University of Fort Hare, a certificate in governance and leadership from the University of South Africa, and a certificate in advanced governance and public leadership from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mtsi became involved in politics during the Soweto uprising in 1976. In 1983, he started working for Mercedes-Benz. In 1989, he served as a shop steward of NUMSA. In 1991, he served as chairman of COSATU and served as chairman of COSATU in the Border Region from 1992 to 1993.
Msti served as a member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature until 2014.
In June 2015, he was inaugurated as Mayor of Buffalo City, South Africa to fill the vacancy created by Zukiswa Ncitha's resignation. He served until August 2016. In 2016, Mtsi was elected to serve as Speaker of the Buffalo City council.
On 7 July 2020, Mtsi was hospitalized at the Life Beacon Bay Hospital in East London. On 12 July he died due to complications from COVID-19 and was the third member of the Buffalo City council to die from COVID-19 after Zukiswa Mankayi and Gideon Norexe.
Following his death Mtsi was praised by Buffalo City Mayor Xolo Pakati and by Premier Oscar Mabuyane on behalf of the Eastern Cape provincial government.
2016 Buffalo City council speaker election
African National Congress
COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa
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