Tshwane City manager Moeketsi Mosola has survived yet another vote - aimed at having him suspended.
At a late night council seating, behind closed doors, 94 councillors voted in favour of a suspension and 111 voted against. It means that Mosola can carry on with his job while the man who wants to get rid of him, Mayor Solly Msimanga, goes after having resigned.
The motion to suspend, brought by the DA, was not based on the controversial GladAfrica multimillion contract, but rather on alleged misconduct.It was deferred to 2019 after Msimanga's bid to have the council issue a notice of intention to suspend him failed in November.
READ: Msimanga motion of no confidence must go ahead - ANC, EFF won't back downThe ANC in Tshwane said that it would not support a motion to remove Mosola, if it was based on reasons that were not related to maladministration and corruption.The party's regional leader Kgosi Maepa said: "We want a report that talked to the real issues raised by the Auditor-General (AG)," issues that include the irregular awarding of the tender worth at least R12bn to GladAfrica.
READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: GladAfrica scandal - Mosola quietly concedes tender was irregular, says official"We want to vote on issues we have raised and not to entertain internal matters between the DA and the City manager.