Parks Tau sets his sights on 257 municipalities at SALGA

New SALGA (SA Local Government Association) chairperson, Parks Tau, has clarified what his new role in leading South Africa's 257 municipalities entails.

This comes after he took the reigns at the local government organisation after a loss at the 2016 municipal elections in August. Coming as a shock, many have attributed the loss to "collective responsibility" as a result of President Jacob Zuma's string of political scandals.

Ultimately, it's about serving local government and ensuring that all the interests of municipalities are represented... In my opinion, there's no contradiction.

Parks Tau, new SALGA chairperson

Speaking to 702's Stephen Grootes, Tau shared more details on what his role entails at SALGA and how he will manage the balancing act as its chairperson and serving in City of Johannesburg's opposition benches.

The new role could be seen as the political tables turning quickly in Tau's favour as occupying a role that elevated him to national leadership.

I am the leader of the ANC in Johannesburg, I am of the leader of the caucus of the ANC in Johannesburg. On the other hand I have responsibility of ensuring that I represent the interests of all municipalities.

Parks Tau, new SALGA chairperson

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