Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:20

The EFF's Tshwane caucus has submitted an urgent motion of no confidence against City of Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.

The party said in a statement: “There is an escalating water crisis in the City of Tshwane, more specifically at the water treatment plant in Rooiwaal which supplies water to residents of Hammanskraal. The mayor publicly lied and said the water in the area is clean and fit for human consumption. The Human Sciences Research Council and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research later conducted an assessment of the water treatment plant and found the water unfit for human consumption.

“There is a general deterioration of fiscal and procurement management standards at the municipality. It has gotten worse under Mr Mokgalapa, with numerous deviations in the awarding of tenders to some companies."

“We call on all other political parties to support the removal of the current mayor and elect a capable mayor to lead the people of Tshwane.”

On Monday, the ANC called on Mokgalapa to “fall on his sword” after an audio recording, purportedly of him and transport MMC Sheila Senkubuge engaging in an intimate act, was leaked.

 

Meanwhile EFF has also announced Musa Novela as its candidate for the position of Mayor in Johannesburg.

Novela is the EFF's regional chairperson in Joburg.