Mayor still to learn his fate

The Citizen (KZN) - - News -

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

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