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Msimanga to step down as Tshwane mayor

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has announced that he is stepping down from his position.

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga briefs the media on the Etolls contract. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has announced that he is stepping down from his position.

Msimanga says that he’s taken the decision in order to focus solely on his premier candidacy for the Democratic Alliance.

He says that the party will now begin the difficult work of finding his replacement as says he can’t do both.

Msimanga says he’s stepping down to ensure that his party wins Gauteng.

“Today I made the announcement to step down and resign as executive mayor of City of Tshwane.”

Provincial leader John Moody says the DA is taking the upcoming 2019 elections seriously and believes Msimanga is the best candidate to represent the party in the province.

“He is a person who has, over the past two years, shown a track record of having the ability to make things happen and the will to make it happen.”

Msimanga is expected to officially step down next month.

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