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ANC welcomes Patrick Lipudi as new Mogale City mayor

There were 39 votes in favour of the ANC and 36 in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA) with two spoiled ballots.

FILE: ANC flag. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed Patrick Lipudi as the new Mayor of Mogale City following elections last night

There were 39 votes in favour of the ANC and 36 in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA) with two spoiled ballots.favour of the ANC and 36 in favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA) with two spoiled ballots.

Lipudi, a former Speaker, takes over the position following a motion of no confidence in the now former Mayor Michael Holenstein of the DA.

The ANC’s Mzi Khumalo says that the DA and Economic Freedom Fighters coalition was collapsing the municipality through incompetence and poor service delivery.

“The reason for us to push a motion of no confidence is that the mayor was not running the council according to the prescripts of the government.

“We want Mogale City to be run by a woman or a man of honour who will be able to respect the rule of law.”