For a second time, Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga will attempt to get council to support serving a notice of intention to suspend city manager Moeketsi Mosola. In the latest twist in the saga around the embattled city manager who is being investigated in relation to an open-ended contract with engineering consultants GladAfrica, Msimanga said he would table the report in council based on “multiple allegations of misconduct” he had identified. Msimanga said the impasse had had a negative effect on service delivery in SA's capital city — which houses the national seat of government — and that that should be Mosola’s main focus. The investigation into the dealings with GladAfrica was approved by the council in September, but Mosola was not suspended pending its outcome, despite a warning by Msimanga in a confidential report that his presence would be detrimental to the stability of the municipality.

The EFF and the ANC, who have since made an about-turn, did not support Mosola’s su...

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