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Joburg City manager admits to meeting with DA at the weekend

City of of Johannesburg manager Trevor Fowler says that he met with DA officials on Saturday before the IEC election briefing.

He explains that the DA was still part of the valid municipal council until the official results were declared on Saturday evening.

Fowler says he was asked to meet with DA members by caucus leader Vasco da Gama.

He says that DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba and then councillor Kevin Wax were among the delegation to discuss the formation of the next municipal council.

Fowler insists that he only discussed future council proceedings including the election of the speaker and City mayor.

He denied discussing the contracts of senior managers with Mashaba.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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