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DA KZN Premier candidate for 2024 elections. Image: Our_DA

DA nominate Chris Pappas for KZN Premier

How do you feel about a young leader for KZN Premier. The DA have nominated 32 year old uMngeni mayor Chris Pappas for premier

Chris Pappas ANC Youth League

DA KZN Premier candidate for 2024 elections. Image: Our_DA

Democratic Alliance(DA) leader, John Steenhuisen, has tipped uMngeni Municipality Mayor Chris Pappas as its candidate for Premier of KwaZulu-Natal during the 2024 elections.


Steenhuisen made the announcement outside the Durban City Hall on Monday morning.

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Pappas is one of the youngest leaders in the province at just the age of 32.

Since taking office in November 2021, Pappas has been able to turn the municipalities finances around to ensure the municipal’s books have a positive balance for the first time in over a decade.

Pappas also ensured the municipality collected its outstanding debt from residents and recovered around R25million. Other measures included a pinch of the municipality’s growing wage bill by reducing the hiring process.

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In making the announcement, Steenhuisen described Pappas as a shining beacon.

“Pappas is a dynamic young leader who walks the walk and has made the uMngeni municipality a shining beacon on the hill while the rest of KZN lies in ruin” the DA leader said.

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“The time has come to kick the ANC out of KZN and that Chris Pappas was the man to lead that mission and provide hope where the ANC has only provided misery, hunger, maladministration, and poverty” Steenhuisen adds.

Steenhuisen also took the charge to encourage South African citizens to register to vote.

” Change will only happen when those who complain about the sewerage on the beaches, unemployment, corruption, and everything else that is wrong, register to vote.”