Labour federation Cosatu has called for a “capable mayor” to be appointed in SA’s richest and biggest metro of Johannesburg, 12 days into Al Jama-ah councillor Kabelo Gwamanda’s role as the city’s first resident.

In a statement on Wednesday, Cosatu Gauteng chair Amos Monyela and provincial secretary Louisa Modikwe expressed concern over the metro’s leadership instability, saying: “Since September last year, the council has been a political battlefield where the interests of parties have succeeded the interests of the residents."..

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