Council to decide on selling Tshwane mayor's residence

2017-08-31 12:41
Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga. (File, News24).

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga. (File, News24).

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Pretoria - A report on the possibility of selling the mayor's official residence in Tshwane will be submitted for approval at the monthly council meeting on Thursday.

Mayor Solly Msimanga announced in his state of the city address earlier this year that the house was up for sale.

According to Netwerk24, he said the money would be spent on housing for the poor.

Msimanga's spokesperson, Samkelo Mgobozi, said the house in Groenkloof, east of Pretoria, could fetch at least R5m. That's according to the most recent valuation.

More than R12m has been spent on renovations and the work hasn't been completed yet. The former mayor, the ANC's Kgosientso Ramokgopa, approved the renovations.

Msimanga said even if the money can't be recovered, selling the house would generate some income for the city.  

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