Cllr. Mxolisi Koyo
In 1987-1989 he was the member of Tracor Workers Association and Secretary of Umngazi Unit. In 1989-1992 member of Student Bodies at Fort Hare i.e. SASCO and Chairperson of Agriculture Faculty Association between 1990-1992 he was a member of ANC and ANC YL in Alice when he was at Fort Hare. Between 1993-1994 he was a lecturer at Tsolo College of Agriculture in the field of Extension and Rural Sociology. In 1992-1997 he was a member of the ANC at Umtata Branch and members of the team deployed by NUM for ANC canvassing for 1994 elections. Under NUM he worked with ex-mine workers in the former Transkei, Lesotho and Swaziland. Between 1997-1999 he was an REC member of the former Engcobo ANC Region and then Treasurer; also he visited areas like Israel to learn more on regional and rural development.
The first democratic Local Government Election for Developmental Local Government in 2000, got him elected as a PR Councilor to the CHDM and he became Head for Infrastructure Standing Committee. In the 2006 elections, he got elected again for another term and became member of the Mayoral Committee and Head of Integrated Planning and Economic Development. In June 2011 he was elected Executive Mayor of Chris Hani District Municipality, a position he currently holds. He is also serving as a Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape South African Local Government Associaion (SALGA).
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