uMngeni Local Municipality is the DA’s first outright municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. It is situated in the KZN Midlands, including Howick.


Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Commitee

Chris Pappas

Executive Mayor

Chris Pappas, who is fluent in both isiZulu and English, is one of South Africa’s youngest mayors and was the DA’s deputy provincial leader in KwaZulu-Natal before being elected as mayor in uMngeni. He started his political career as a member and later president of the student representative council at the University of Pretoria where