Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
25 Apr 2021
4:59 am

DA’s Tshwane legacy leaves a lot to be desired ahead of elections

Rorisang Kgosana

DA's five year tenure was marred by a mayoral merry-go-round, irregular expenditure, and one scandal after another.

General chaos during a special council sitting at Tshwane House, 5 December 2019, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The DA came to power in the country's capital five years ago with high hopes of emulating their success in Cape Town, and proving that they are capable of running another of the country's major metros. Since then, however, Tshwane has seen multiple mayors pass through City Hall, annual negative audit outcomes and a collapsed council. The DA-led government is on its fourth mayor, following the resignation of Solly Msimanga to pursue a Gauteng premiership after being implicated in a job-for-pals saga, and Stephens Mokgalapa's short stint in the position ended as a result of a sex scandal involving his...