Alfred Mtsi is confirmed dead at the age of 69.
Alfred was best known as a South African politician.
Alfred Mtsi
Speaker of the Buffalo City council
In office
2016 – 12 July 2020
Mayor of Buffalo City, South Africa
In office
June 2015 – August 2016
Preceded byZukiswa Ncitha
Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature
Personal details
Born
Cllr Skuta Alfred Mtsi
Died12 July 2020
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Alma materUniversity of Fort Hare
University of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
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.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Politics
3 Death
4 Electoral history
5 See also
6 References
Early life
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.
Career
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.
Politics
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.
Death
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.
Electoral history
2016 Buffalo City council speaker election
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
±
African National Congress
Alfred Mtsi
62
68.89%
Democratic Alliance
Jan Smit
28
31.11%
Total votes
90
100.00%
See also
COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa
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