Tony Ehrenreich uncertain over CT mayoral candidacy

Ehrenreich says whether or not he'll return as mayoral candidate in the Cape is out of his hands.

Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Trade unionist and leader of the official opposition in Cape Town Tony Ehrenreich says whether or not he'll return as the party's mayoral candidate in the city is out of his hands.

After a conference last week, the African National Congress' (ANC) Dullah Omar region emerged with a list of more than 200 candidates who will represent the ANC as councillors following August's local government elections.

Ehrenreich, who is also Congress of South African Trade Unions' (Cosatu) Western Cape Secretary, did not make the cut.

He says his name also did not appear on the party's previous candidate list ahead of the 2011 municipal elections.

"I have never been on a list of councillors before. The decision to deploy me to the city of Cape Town as the mayoral candidate was taken by the ANC and Cosatu leadership in discussion, who were from both national and provincial officers. It is out of hands whether I'll be the candidate for the mayoral position or not."