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Refiloe Nt’sekhe says she resigned when DA looked unlikely to win Ekurhuleni

23 November 2021 10:57 AM
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Refiloe Nt’sekhe

Democratic Alliance member Refiloe Nt’sekhe says it is bittersweet as she was running to be mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni but withdrew her candidacy, making way for Tania Campbell.

Democratic Alliance (DA) member Refiloe Nt’sekhe says she was encouraged to resign for running for the mayor of Ekurhuleni.

On Monday night, residents of Ekurhuleni were shocked when Tania Campbell was elected mayor of the city instead of Refiloe who had been campaigning.

Campbell got 116 votes unseating the African National Congress' Mzwandile Masina who got 105 votes.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Nt'sekhe says the provincial leadership advice her after crunching the number and seeing the party would not win the municipality.

I want to be honest, it is a bittersweet moment for me seeing that I was the face of the campaign, people voted because they saw my face on the poster, TV and radio. I'm ecstatic that now we have a DA run municipality, I'm not bitter in any way.

Refiloe Nt’sekhe, Member - DA Gauteng

I was asked on numerous occasions last night to say Refiloe, do you want to come back, and I thought you know what guys I have submitted a resignation here. I think it's unfair for the caucus to then destabilise then after they elected Tania as the leader.

Refiloe Nt’sekhe, Member - DA Gauteng

I said to them colleagues let us serve, it doesn't matter who is at the driving seat.

Refiloe Nt’sekhe, Member - DA Gauteng

Listen to the full interview below:




23 November 2021 10:57 AM
Tags:
Ekurhuleni
City of Ekurhuleni
DA
Refiloe Nt’sekhe

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