The new council of the ILM has been sworn in.

In an inaugural council meeting conducted in the Estcourt Town Hall on November 22, 2021, the INkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality officially swore in 47 new councillors.

In the presence of numerous stakeholders and members of the community, 24 ward councillors and 23 PR councillors took an oath. Cllr. S Khumalo was elected speaker of council with an overwhelming majority, Cllr. M Myeza was elected new mayor, Cllr. N Dladla was elected deputy mayor, and Cllr. MC Mkhize was elected chief whip of council, all from the IFP. Cllr Cherry of the DA was elected to the position of MPAC chairperson.