The new Democratic Alliance mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, has gotten a thumbs-up from the ANC. The ruling party has heralded Mokgalapa for his mature attitude and for meeting them halfway.
New Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has been given the ANC's stamp of approval since taking office.
The new mayor took up the position in February, and is confident he has fulfilled his promises while highlighting the achievements of his first 100 days on the job, reports The Citizen.
Tshwane ANC head Kgosi Maepa says he is pleased that Mokgalapa kept his promise to scrap a multimillion-Rand consultation contract with GladAfrica:
“What we are happy about is that GladAfrica is cancelled, as it was our proposal and recommendation to end it."
Maepa sang the new mayor's praises, saying that he had exceeded expectations, especially in comparison to his predecessor:
“So far, he has agreed to work with us in multiparty agreements, unlike [his predecessor Solly] Msimanga. Mokgalapa’s attitude is more mature and he meets us halfway."
However, Maepa has warned that the new mayor will be held to account, should he fail to continue the good work he has thus far done:
“We will see if he remains true to his word. We will hold him accountable."
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