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“My job is to make sure no community is left behind” – Solly Msimanga

Martin Bester applauded the Mayor for how the Pretoria community came together after about 500 people had been left homeless.

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The South African politician and current mayor of The City of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, joined Breakfast with Martin Bester to chat about new developments in South Africa and, in particular, Gauteng.

Msimanga has survived two motions of no confidence against him in his two years in the job, to which Msimanga commented: “They keep on coming.”

Martin Bester applauded the Mayor for how the Pretoria community came together after about 500 people were left homeless after a fire broke out at the Plastic View informal settlement in Woodlands, east of Pretoria.

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“I think that is the core of what my job is to make sure no community is left behind. We need to be there when things happen and to respond.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed former Reserve Bank governor, Tito Mboweni, as his new finance minister.

When Martin Bester asked what Msimanga thought about Mboweni’s appointment, he chuckled and said: ”It's a bit of a tricky one..."

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