The Economic Freedom Fighters in Gauteng say their position remains the same on MMC Mpho Phalatse.
Mayor Herman Mashaba reinstated Phaltse after a brief suspension following her remarks during a speech at the South African Friends of Israel National Conference.
We believe that Mpho Phalate went out and misrepresented the City of Johannesburg and therefore she is not fit to lead the people of Johannesburg for she continuously on purpose misrepresented.— Musa Novela, Regional Chairperson at EFF Gauteng
Our call for her to be fired will continue. Now that the executive mayor has taken a decision to reinstate her, we will continue with our pursuit through the ethics committee so they thoroughly investigate this issue.— Musa Novela, Regional Chairperson at EFF Gauteng
Novela has denied reported that they as the EFF have been calling the shots in the City.
Listen to why they say they are the opposition party in the city and not calling the shots: