Msimanga officially tenders resignation as Tshwane mayor

Msimanga earlier this month announced that he would be stepping down from his position in order to focus solely on his premier candidacy for the Democratic Alliance.

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga announces his resignation on 18 January. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has on Thursday officially tendered his resignation.

Msimanga earlier this month announced that he would be stepping down from his position in order to focus solely on his premier candidacy for the Democratic Alliance (DA).

He says after having led the DA administration in the city of Tshwane for the past two years, he has seen first-hand what he says is the very devastating impact of African National Congress (ANC) corruption.

Msimanga's resignation will come into effect at midnight on 11 February, that’s in just over two weeks time.

The city’s Samkelo Mgobozi says: “The mayor would like to thank the people of Tshwane for entrusting him to bring better services. He is hopeful that the DA will choose a worthy candidate to pick up where he has left off.”