Geordin Hill-Lewis has officially been elected as the youngest Cape Town Mayor during a full Inaugural Meeting of the Council of the City of Cape Town on Thursday, November 18.
The public took to social media to congratulate the 34-year-old, while trusting that he’ll uphold the constitution of South Africa and serve people with honour, dignity, compassion and zeal.
While the majority of support was positive, Hill-Lewis was met with some criticism and raised eyebrows as one person said “Another puppet going to do nothing on the cape flats” while another said “let’s see what this guy will do for all of the people in Cape Town”.
Hill-Lewis previously stated that the Democratic Alliance (DA) will work hard to ensure that Capetonians are proud of their decision to vote for the party.
“We appreciate this endorsement, we appreciate this faith and we will work every single day over the next five years to make sure the residents feel good about their decision… to vote for the DA. That is our absolute goal,” he said following the local elections.
At the age of 34, Hill-Lewis is Cape Town’s youngest mayor since 1994, and was serving as the DA’s finance spokesperson since June 2019.
He holds a BCom and an honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics, from the University of Cape Town, and obtained a Master’s degree in economic policy at the University of London.
Alderman @geordinhl today, 18 November 2021, during a full Inaugural Meeting of the Council of the City of Cape Town, was duly elected as the new Mayor of the City of Cape Town.#CTNews pic.twitter.com/hBSefHDnyI
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) November 18, 2021
Picture: Twitter / City of Cape Town