- The Pretoria High Court has set aside the motions of no confidence against Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa
- Speaker Katlego Mathebe has also emerged victorious after also facing possible removal
- This comes after the Democratic Alliance challenged the motion led by the ANC and EFF
Both Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and speaker Katlego Mathebe have emerged unscathed from a motion for their removal.
This comes after the Pretoria High Court set aside motions of no confidence against the duo, put forward by a surprising collaboration between the ANC and EFF.
The matter has now been suspended pending the urgent court application made by the Democratic Alliance, which is doing it's utmost to retain the metro.
The Citizen reports that Mokgalapa was placed on special leave while the opposition party probed allegations that the mayor had shared confidential information with Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge.
Briefly.co.za reported that the accusations against the mayor had prompted the motion during a special council sitting.
This follows the loss of the Johannesburg metro after the DA's former mayor Herman Mashaba opted to resign after Helen Zille's return to the party.
Mashaba's resignation had cost the opposition party the highly-coveted region, with the ANC taking over in his stead after DA members voted against their own party.
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