DA sad to see Moosajee leave

2013-02-18 08:06

Johannesburg - It is with regret that the Democratic Alliance has learned of the resignation of Johannesburg member of the mayoral committee Rehana Moosajee who was one of the key roleplayers behind the Bus Rapid Transit System.

The party said Moosajee never gave up trying to find solutions to make entities work sometimes not receiving adequate budget allocations.

"It is with great regret and sadness that the DA has learned about the resignation of Transport MMC Councillor Rehana Moosajee," transport spokesperson Nico de Jager said.

"Councillor Moosajee was without a doubt the most effective member of the mayoral committee.

Rehana worked relentlessly on the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit linking the Johannesburg CBD with Soweto, often under very difficult and dangerous circumstances."

Personal reasons for resignation

De Jager was responding to the announcement from the mayor's office on Sunday that Moosajee has resigned.

Spokesperson for the mayor's office Fred Makoko said her resignation takes effect as from March 1.
"Councillor Moosajee cited personal reasons for her resignation," he said.

She was selected to serve as the transport MMC in 2006 when the portfolio was first introduced.

"Under her leadership the City embarked upon establishing Africa's first Bus Rapid Transport System - Reya Vaya; that is environmentally friendly and empowers communities and business people from previously disempowered communities," said Makoko.

"Under her leadership Johannesburg created a transport system which is the recipient of many awards across the globe [and] it transports approximately one million passengers a month, and is operated by among others local taxi drivers and owners."

Executive Mayor Parks Tau thanked Moosajee for serving the city "with diligence and energy".

"She leaves the city with a viable transport system which she helped transform," he said.
De Jager added that the DA respect Moosajee's decision.

Christine Walters has been appointed to take over Moosajee's position.

Walters previously served in the mayoral committee as MMC for community development as well as infrastructure and services.

  • Kgomotso Radise - 2013-02-18 08:22

    The big question is why did she tender her resignation?

      mc.segal.5 - 2013-02-18 11:44

      Stupid Idea From the start It will never work until qualified people get involved

      ThandoGqabaza - 2013-02-18 13:14

      My guess is that the Taxi association made a death threat or something similar. Those guys are holding our country back.

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2013-02-18 08:26

    Check the bus purchasing contracts, she knows the dirt

  • tlotlo.phele - 2013-02-18 08:48

    Fishy, just days after the bus money laundering scandal comes out

  • bill.mckimm.9 - 2013-02-18 09:22

    Looks more like it is not a conspiracy theory but a fact. The ANC is purging all non-black members. Watch this space for more unexplained departures of competent non-black ANC members who hold the levers of power.

  • africa.favouiteson - 2013-02-18 09:50

    Finally realised that grass is green; black and yellow... not blue!

      Omnivore - 2013-02-18 10:08

      She's an ANC member, dummy.

  • Rampant - 2013-02-18 10:49

    I suppose her work ethic and ideaology does not fit in with that of the government. Once again the ruling party is loosing people fit for purpose.Well done to the DA for acknowledging her, here is a free lesson for tony and fransman.

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