Tshwane Mayor breaks silence about his Taiwan visit

City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga says he is pleased his name has been cleared and that his Taiwan trip did not contravene the law.

Msimanga says he traveled on a diplomatic passport and the all clear was given by the Department of International Relations (Dirco).

The African National Congress (ANC) criticised Msimanga, saying he transgressed the country's foreign policy since South Africa and the United Nations (UN) do not recognise Taiwan as a sovereign State.

Msimanga says he met with the Taiwan liaison officer when he took over the Mayor's office and started discussing collaborations and potential opportunities to develop the City.

Some people that I met with are some of the biggest investors in China, so they also want to branch in Africa.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

When asked if he brought any business delegation with him, he says there was no need.

We need to regenerate industrialisation back into the City to create thousand of jobs. I don't need to have a big business delegation to do that. Anyway, they gave me a promise that they will be back, they will be in South Africa in March.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

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