Yesterday, 8 March 2022, ActionSA’s Caucus in the City of Tshwane elected Councillor Derrick Kissoonduth as its new Caucus Leader.
The election took place after outgoing Caucus Leader, Cllr Abel Tau, elected to step back from the position because of the need for full time focus on ActionSA’s management of the coalition in Tshwane. Cllr Tau, as MMC of Human Settlements, has the critical work to oversee this vital pro-poor service delivery function.
In discussion with Cllr Tau, the National Leadership shared the sentiment that ActionSA’s management of the coalition required full-time attention. The recent adjustment budget did not adequately express ActionSA’s agenda in the multi-party government and this will require full-time attention to correct going forward.
Councillor Kissoonduth, an alderman in the Tshwane Council, has served in Council since 2006. In that time, he has served as MMCs for Public Safety and Health as well as holding various Chairmanships in Council.
We place on record our respect and appreciation for the leadership provided by Cllr Abel Tau. We are confident that Councillor Kissoonduth will lead the caucus well and we wish him well in this important task.