Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas says he has received no communication from the ANC on whether he should be deployed to the Nelson Mandela Bay metro as the next mayor. Speaking to journalists after an antiracism event at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on Tuesday‚ Jonas said he was unable to respond to demands by the EFF that he should replace Athol Trollip when the Red Berets table a motion of no confidence against the DA mayor in April. The EFF has said they would only accept an ANC candidate with Jonas’s credibility and stature for the position. "[The] ANC speaks on the matter, not me," Jonas said. "I belong to the ANC. I don’t know what the EFF’s analysis has been." Civil society Asked about his exclusion from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet‚ Jonas said he had not expected to be considered. "I continue to do my work in civil society," he said. He said in an interview with Business Day that the EFF should be credited for their contribution to public discourse...

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