After what must have been extensive negotiations with opposition parties, the DA’s Tania Campbell was again voted as executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni.
This follows the vote of no confidence, tabled by the ANC recently, which was passed with 100 votes for the motion and 93 against.
The election of a mayor was last week postponed to today.
The ANC nominated chief whip Jongizizwe Dlabathi with the DA again putting its support behind Campbell.
Campbell took the election with 124 votes to 99. In total, 224 votes were cast with one vote spoilt.
The EFF initially nominated its caucus leader Nkululeko Dunga, who then withdrew from the mayoral race.
Yah neh,the Eff is a thorn in the flesh of the Anc,the Eff help the DA to retain Ekurhuleni municipality.
— DEE (@DEE72773049) November 8, 2022
Reports suggest he announced his withdrawal after taking a telephone call inside council chambers.
"The EFF first Ekurhuleni coalition proposal is for the ANC to give the EFF powers to run Ekurhuleni in return for them doing the same in the Johannesburg council"
— Mbuso P Siera (@mbuso_siera) November 6, 2022
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