- The EFF has expressed doubt about Stevens Mokgalapa, the DA's choice to replace Solly Msimanga
- Mokgalapa is set to take over as Tshwane mayor
- The EFF questioned Mokgalapa's lack of leadership experience
The EFF in Tshwane expressed doubt over the leadership potential of the DA's preferred mayoral candidate, Stevens Mokgalapa.
The DA selected Mokgalapa, a member of parliament, for the position over the weekend.However, it is not certain whether the EFF, the DA's coalition partners in the city, will accept Mokgalapa.
"We don't even know the guy," the EFF's leader in the city, Moafrika Mabogoane, said, according to The Citizen.
This follows Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga's decision to resign in order to devote all his attention to running for the position of Gauteng premier.
Mokgalapa, who the DA wants to fill Msimanga's vacant position, has served as acouncillor in Tshwane for nine years and is currently the shadow minister of international relations and cooperation. Mokgalapa also has a political science background, as well as an honours degree in economics.
Mokgalapa expressed confidence in his ability to lead, saying that he is well-versed in how local government works. He called on the DA's coalition allies in Tshwane to lend him their support in order to continue administering the region effectively.
However, the EFF still had reservations. Mabogoane questioned Mokgalapa's lack of leadership experience and they said they knew little about him.
They had they had not yet decided whether to throw their support behind Mabogoane or not, and announced that they would make up their minds at some point in the future.
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