Mayor still to learn his fate
Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa will learn his fate when the federal executive committee of the Democratic Alliance (DA)meets in two weeks, said the party’s leader John Moodey yesterday.
Mokgalapa was put on special leave pending an investigation into an audio recording of him, purportedly engaging in an intimate act with then-transport MMC Sheila Senkubuge. Senkubuge has since resigned.
In the recording, which was widely circulated on social media, the two officials could also be heard discussing their colleagues in the council.
The city’s ethics committee is also conducting an investigation, which speaker Katlego Mathebe commissioned. Moodey said the DA’s policy was such that when two parallel situations happen, the internal government investigation took priority.
Moodey could not say when the council’s ethics committee investigation would be concluded.
He said although the recording had been obtained illegally, he could not absolve Mokgalapa of any wrongdoing.
“The people of Tshwane must be reassured that we will always put the interest of the people of Tshwane first,” he said.
Abel Tau is the acting mayor while the party conducts its investigation.
– News24 Wire