New Gabz Mayor promises enhanced city

Austin Abraham PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Austin Abraham PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Gaborone City Council (GCC) chose new political leadership last Monday where Sebele ward councillor, Austin Abraham was elected Mayor unopposed by city councillors at a Full Council meeting.

In a precursor to the council meeting, Abraham had defeated his predecessor, Father Maphongo by 17 votes to his 14 in a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) caucus.

Abraham was born in Ramokgwebana village in the North East District but was raised in Bontleng, Gaborone. He is currently Councillor for Sebele Ward (Block 10, BUAN, Sebele Content Farms, and Gaborone North Farms), the largest ward in Gaborone with three Ward Development Committees (WDC).

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