Tshwane mayor asks for political backing in bid to oust city manager

The EFF, however, recently tabled a motion of no confidence in Msimanga, which was disallowed by the council’s speaker after it did not adhere to all the technical requirements. The party did not support Mosola’s suspension when  Msimanga asked for it in the initial council meeting. The meeting which supported the investigation.

In his e-mail Msimanga detailed the effects on the city’s administration of the fallout with the city manager. He said the fallout had resulted in  the deterioration of the administration’s performance over the past financial year. This was despite, the fact that the DA had campaigned on a ticket of bringing better services to residents, he said.

“As things stand, I for one don’t feel that we can continue working together with Mosola going forward,” Msimanga said.  

He then asked that a discussion be held at a national level with all of the coalition partners and the EFF to consider suspending or releasing Mosola.

“I have tried working with him, despite everything, but failed. I cannot continue to see things deteriorate the way they are. It’s either this man goes or I go,” he said.    

Meanwhile the ANC’s  legal challenge of the Tshwane metro’s refusal  to use a secret ballot in the vote of no confidence against Msimanga was heard in the high court in Pretoria on Monday. It was expected to continue on Tuesday.

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