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With their hand revealed, the EFF and ANC in Tshwane will have to follow a democratic process with a little strategic flair to ensure a motion of no confidence in DA mayor Stevens Mokgalapa succeeds.
The Tshwane opposition's bid to convene a special council sitting on Wednesday, where the ANC and EFF were expected to table motions of no confidence against the Speaker, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chair of Chairs, has fallen through.
Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa will hear his fate when the DA's federal executive committee meets in two weeks, according to Gauteng leader John Moodey.
The cliché that a week is a long time in politics has been proven true once again – this time in three of South Africa's biggest metros. This past week saw coalition governments fall in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Gauteng says it will intervene in the City of Tshwane and seek legislation through the National Council of Provinces to regulate coalition government agreements
Stevens Mokgalapa has been removed as Tshwane Mayor through a successful motion of no confidence during a special council sitting on Thursday night.
The DA says that the IEC must explain how embattled Tshwane politician Sheila Senkubuge was voted into council allegedly before she became a naturalised citizen.
The ANC has written to Tshwane council speaker Katlego Mathebe imploring her to allow its motion of no confidence in Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa to go ahead or face legal action.
The party's provincial secretary, Jacob Khawe, said the caucus, which is calling for the removal of Stevens Mokgalapa and acting city manager Moeketsi Ntsimane, had his backing.
The EFF's Tshwane caucus has submitted an urgent motion of no confidence in City of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.
ANC Tshwane chairperson Kgoši Maepa's tweet that the DA fired Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is "false news", according to party's provincial leader John Moodey.
The ANC and EFF have gone into a marriage of convenience to oust the entire DA-led exco in Pretoria.
The ANC and EFF want the court to overturn an interim order that halted the removal of Mokgalapa earlier this month.
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has suspended all the resolutions passed by the Tshwane council on Thursday.
EFF leader Julius Malema says all his party wants is an opportunity to govern.
The City of Tshwane will be holding a special council meeting on Thursday to consider the ANC's urgent motion of no confidence against Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.
Transport MMC for Tshwane Metro Municipality and PR councillor Sheila Senkubuge has resigned in the midst of a scandal allegedly involving her and Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.
If the ANC and EFF vote together on a motion of no confidence against City of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa, he will most likely not survive the chop.
City of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa will be placed on special leave, pending an investigation following the release of an audio recording purportedly of him engaging in an intimate act with transport MMC Sheila Senkubuge.
The ANC has called on Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa to "fall on his sword" after an audio recording, purportedly of him and transport MMC Sheila Senkubuge engaging in an intimate act, was leaked.
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