Tshwane must be won through the ballot – ANC Gauteng secretary


- news24.com | 2 months ago

The challenges facing the City of Tshwane will not be resolved through a partnership between the ANC and the EFF. This is the view of ANC Gauteng provincial secretary Jacob Khawe.

He said regional leader and leader of the ANC in council Kgosi Maepa should wait until the next local government elections for a shot at becoming the capital city's mayor.This week the DA's Solly Msimanga will vacate the mayoral office after he announced his resignation last month.Read more: Solly Msimanga officially resigns as mayor as Tshwane ANC tables a motion for him to go with immediate effectMsimanga said this was in order to focus on his bid to become Gauteng premier in the upcoming national elections.

"We want to clean the administration in Tshwane, so the two basic principles of a corrupt Tshwane and winning through ballot cannot be solved by a coalition with EFF," said Khawe during a sit-down with News24.Scandals Questioning Msimanga's resignation, Khawe said the DA was attempting to save itself with the move.Msimanga has been embroiled in a number of scandals including the multibillion-rand GladAfrica saga, the hiring of unqualified staffers in his office and claims that he had lost favour with his caucus.

"That GladAfrica scandal is too big, worse now the AG (Auditor General) report is out.

procurement procedures are flawed, nobody following the law, so they were saving themselves," claimed Khawe.

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