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Gauteng govt to place City of Tshwane under administration

MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance Lebogang Maile on Friday said the city was marred by administrative and service delivery challenges.

FILE: Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile. Picture: @LebogangMaile1/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government is planning to place the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality under administration.

MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance Lebogang Maile on Friday said the city was marred by administrative and service delivery challenges, which prompted the provincial government to intervene.

On Thursday night, the Democratic Alliance’s Stevens Mokgalapa was removed as mayor through a motion of no confidence brought by the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters.

Earlier this week, the ANC’s Geoff Makhubo took over the mayoral chains in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg.

Maile outlined the ANC’s plans for the two metros at a media briefing in Parktown on Friday morning.

Maile said the provincial government was working to bring municipal stability in the cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg.

“In respect of Tshwane, the city’s municipal government was formed on the basis of coalition governments and there have been service delivery challenges at the metro,” he said.

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