Scandals probably led to Solly quitting – analyst

- | 6 months ago

It was the continuous unresolved scandals in the capital city which might have prompted Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga to step down as they would have compromised his campaign for premiership in Gauteng, a political analyst says.

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Msimanga, who recently travelled the province to campaign as Gauteng premier, announced yesterday that he would resign as mayor from the city. He said he wanted to focus solely on the campaign of taking over the province.

“This decision was not made lightly or hastily, and I have done so because I believe it best serves the interest of the people of Tshwane and Gauteng as a whole,” Msimanga said at the DA’s headquarters in Johannesburg yesterday.

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