Moosajee cites personal reasons for quitting

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iol nws feb 17 Rehana Moosajee INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Councillor Rehana Moosajee. Photo:Nonhlanhla Kambule-Makgati

Johannesburg - Johannesburg member of the mayoral committee Rehana Moosajee has resigned, a statement from the mayors' office said on Sunday.

Moosajee was the MMC of transport in the City of Johannesburg.

Spokesman for the mayor's office Fred Makoko said her resignation takes effect as from March 1.

“Councillor Moosajee cited personal reasons for her resignation,” said Makoko.

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.

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. - Sapa


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