Skip to content

Limberg vows to revive Wynberg

Xanthea Limberg, Sub-council 20’s new chairwoman, says she will make it her “personal permission“ to pull Wynberg out of its urban-decay nosedive so it can realise its potential as a key transport node.

The proportional representation (PR) councillor was speaking at the sub-council’s inaugural meeting on Wednesday February 16.

Her new position represents a return from a brief stint in the political wilderness after she was dropped as a mayoral committee member last year while she was investigated by the party’s federal council over claims that she had lied about her qualifications.

Earlier this month, the Weekend Argus reported that she had now been cleared of any wrongdoing. The newspaper quoted DA City of Cape Town caucus leader and mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis as saying the caucus had decided that “the circumstances of her case do not preclude her from serving in government”.

He added: “She was already excluded out of Mayco, and she is more than competent for this position. I have no doubt she’ll do a great job in Sub-council 20.”

At last week’s meeting, Ms Limberg outlined her vision, including arranging street closures to boost businesses in similar fashion to the City closing Bree Street over the festive season, but she did not give any dates.

“These events (street closures) do not necessarily have to be centred on restaurants and the hospitality industry, but can be open-air cinemas, and theatre or concert events that bring residents together and help communities reclaim their streets,” she said.

Read more

Curated News