City Of Tshwane To Remain Without A Mayor “Until Further Notice”

The drama continues for the city of Tshwane as it is still unable to get a mayor after the immediate past mayor Murunwa Makwarela resigned from his position.

Makwarela had stepped down over claims that he falsified court documents alleging that he had been rehabilitated from insolvency. The court had declared that it issued no such document. He stepped down then, stating that he wanted to protect the integrity of the position.

He, however, failed to admit any wrongdoing. He merely walked, leaving the city without a mayor. A new election was to have been held last Friday, however, the Democratic Alliance led a coalition that walked out of the process. So the elections didn’t hold then.

Wednesday, March 22, was given as another day for the city to pick her mayor. It turned out to be another day of dashed hopes as the city ended up not having a mayor as planned. Speaker Mncedi Ndzwanana spoke about having received two letters from Congress of the people over who should take over from Makwarela.

The speaker said he would be seeking legal advice on the matter. In the interim, though, according to him, the meeting is adjourned and so is Tshwane’s attempt at getting a new mayor. Until further notice, the city would be without one.

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