The DA’s process to choose a new mayoral candidate to lead the City of Tshwane moves up a notch this week after current mayor Solly Msimanga announced his resignation on Friday. Msimanga gave notice that he will vacate the mayoral post in the next two weeks, saying he wants to devote more time and resources to his quest to help his party win Gauteng in the coming general elections. He is the DA’s candidate for premier of the province. DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi said the process of applying for the position was opened on Friday and would close on Tuesday. It is understood current speaker Katlego Mathebe is tipped to be a possible candidate. The DA, however, puts its public representatives through an interview process before a decision is taken. Malatsi said shortlisting and screening would be followed by the writing of assignments and being interviewed by a selection panel. Winning candidate's challenge The winning candidate will have to appease not only a divided caucus and the c...

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