Stevens Mokgalapa will have to unite a divided DA caucus if he is elected as mayor of Tshwane, after his party put him forward to take the reins from Solly Msimanga. The DA on Sunday announced Mokgalapa as its candidate to succeed Msimanga, who will have been in the job for almost two and a half years when his resignation kicks in on February 11. He resigned to focus on his campaign to be the DA premier in Gauteng, a province in which the official opposition party hopes to push the ANC below 50% support in the upcoming national and provincial elections. The metro has seen its fair share of crises over the past year: tension between Msimanga and city manager Moeketsi Mosola escalated to the point where it affected service delivery in Tshwane as a battle over procurement irregularities raged. Now Mokgalapa, who was a councillor in the metro for nine years, believes the caucus must come together and pull in one direction in the interest of the people in Tshwane. However, unlike candida...

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