Moeketsi Mosola will retain his position as Tshwane city manager after the ANC and EFF pulled together, winning against Solly Msimanga’s request by just 6 votes.
Against all odds Moeketsi Mosola has somehow managed to cling onto his place as City of Tshwane manager. Mosola escaped being suspended from his position by just 6 votes.
This came despite Solly Msimanga’s ( Tshwane mayor) revelation that the would be taking on Mosola by pressing pressing multiple charges against him, including misconduct.
The African National Congress and Economic Freedom Fighters seemed to team up in order to help Moeketsi to remain in his position of power.
This is the second time the man has managed to thwart Solly Msimanga’s best efforts to have him removed. Msimanga has even sent Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA, an ultimatum: “It’s either this man goes or I go.”
Msimanga had said that the city manager had failed in many aspects of his position, commenting that:
“This has a negative impact on service delivery, which ought to be his primary focus. Therefore in the interests of the residents of the city, I will take a report to council, asking it to issue a notice of intention to suspend the city manager on [the] multiple allegations of misconduct that I have identified.”
Despite all of this, the ANC, EFF as well as the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania voted against Msimanga’s request.
Kgosi Maepa ( ANC leader in Tshwane) cited that Solly’s attempt had failed in part because his supporting report had been “badly written” and did nothing to support the mayor’s claims of corruption and maladministration.
“The executive mayor wrote a badly written report on the processes that should have unfolded in the last four months because he is ill-advised. He is really battling to remove the city manager based on a process that is legislation. He did it again. He spoke about the city manager fighting him on Facebook, but those things have nothing to do with council.” Maepa commented on the matter
Understandably, the two men’s relationship at work has been taking strain. Mosola has responded to the actions against him by approaching Labour Court to interdict the mayor as well as Katlego Mathebe ( a council speaker) from presenting a report on how he had not followed procedure in appointing GladAfrica.
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