'History will be able to judge'

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga faces a vote of no confidence on Thursday.

It's after the removal on Monday of Nelson Mandela Bay metro mayor Athol Trollip as the coalition between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the Democratic Alliance (DA) continues to unravel.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Msimanga says there are still engagements taking place, and they are still trying to find each other with the people that voted with the DA before.

READ: DA insists removal of Athol Trollip is unlawful

He adds that it is bizarre that he now finds himself being the mayor that is not liked.

I have always had a good relationship, and I think we still have a good relationship with the EFF. Yes, we might have bumped heads from time to time, but I think it is important to note that this is not happening for the first time.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

Mashaba faced two motions of no confidence before, and this is my first one in two years. I still think that we can find each other on matters of principles before tomorrow.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

If it isn't so, then history will be able to judge.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

He adds that when the issue of Marietha Aucamp came up, he told the city manager to do what needs to be done.

Also read: 'The DA is not ready to govern'

I even went as far as to say city manager I want you to do an investigation of management in the city.

Solly Msimanga, Tshwane Mayor

He says he also acted on the issue of the project management unit by asking the city manager to give them answers.

Listen below to the full interview:


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