Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa Resigns

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A turmoil and battle in the City of Tshwane Municipality to remove the Democratic Alliances (DA) seems to be gaining momentum as the party’s Executive Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is set to leave office end of this month (February).

This follows scandals that have been following the mayor and several attempts to axe him through a motion of no confident nice against the mayor by opposition parties.

“It is with regret that I inform the people of Tshwane and my colleagues in my party, the Democratic Alliance, that I intend resigning as executive mayor of the City of Tshwane before the next council meeting at the end of February,” said the outgoing mayor through a statement released earlier today.

The African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been calling his removal following sex audio scandal. Their attempt to remove him through a motion of no confidence was overturned in December by court.

He had been placed on special leave by his party following this scandal pending disciplinary hearing against him.

Several reports resurfaced this weekend suggesting that he was forced to either resign or be expelled.

Mokgalapa however reiterated that he did nothing wrong and only resigned because he thinks it would be the right thing for him, his party and the municipality.

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