Maile: We don’t want to run any municipality

Maile: We don’t want to run any municipality

Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile claims that his department does not want to run any of the province’s municipalities.

Lebogang Maile
Pic Courtesty: Sibahle Motha

Maile made the comments at a press briefing on Tuesday, where his department shed light on how it would be supporting the City of Tshwane following the invoking of section 139 (1) in December last year.


The section would allow the department to take the “appropriate steps to support and strengthen the capacity of the city of Tshwane, to effectively execute its constitutional objectives”.


“We don’t want to run any municipalities, let me state. We don’t want to run them. We have our own problems. I can’t be running municipalities when I am supposed to be building houses. We will only do so if we are forced, like we are doing now at Emfuleni,” said Maile.


The race to govern the City of Tshwane is in full swing, as a motion of no confidence is expected to be tabled against Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and speaker Katlego Mathebe on Thursday.


The motion against Mokgalapa comes after the ‘sex in the city scandal’ last year, where an audio recording was leaked of the mayor and then MMC of roads and transport Sheila Senkubuge.


The recording suggested that Mokgalapa and Senkubuge were allegedly having sexual intercourse at the City’s offices.

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