Tshwane council set to elect new mayor on Wednesday

Tshwane council set to elect new mayor on Wednesday

The City of Tshwane could have a new mayor by the end of Wednesday following the resignation of Murunwa Makwarela earlier this month. 

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Makwarela ended his brief stint as the city’s mayor, after the High Court in Pretoria confirmed that his insolvency clearance certificate was a fake.

The favourite to take over as the city’s new first citizen is the DA’s Cilliers Brink, who has the support of the multi-party coalition.

“The multi-party coalition remains united behind the candidature of Cilliers Brink for Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane. The coalition continues to hold confidence that he is the right candidate to correct many pressing demands for service delivery and achieve the principle of good governance,” the parties said in a statement.

“This group of parties laments the instability that has arisen since 28 February 2023 and places this squarely at the feet of the ANC and EFF. These parties have driven a concerted programme of buying votes to undermine the majority that voters awarded the collective of parties within our coalition. It is the actions of these parties that have undermined democracy and crippled service delivery across all communities in Tshwane.”

Meanwhile, ActionSA’s Micheal Beaumont says they are expecting a successful council meeting. 

“The future of politics is coalitions and South Africans need to be convinced that coalition government can work in their favour to deliver services”. 


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