Solly Msimanga was forced to quit as mayor of Tshwane in order to run for premier of Gauteng. This is according to the latest news reports. Apparently, the Democratic Alliance told Msimanga to choose.
A report by TimesLIVE indicates that Solly Msimanga did not resign as mayor because he wanted to. He was allegedly forced by the DA.
It came as a surprise when Msimanga announced during a press conference that he would be stepping down as mayor.
Briefly.co.za reported that Msimanga stated he wanted to focus on his campaign for the Gauteng premiership. He added he would not be able to be mayor and premier at the same time.
According to insiders, Msimanga was told he must choose between the two positions.
He was forced to resign, he didn't want to. The statement of his resignation was written and he was told to read it.
Msimanga has since denied the allegations that he was forced to step down.
The DA will now be looking for a suitable candidate to replace Msimanga.
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