PRETORIA - The African National Congress (ANC) in Tshwane revealed on Tuesday that it wants its regional chairperson Kgosi Maepa to take over as Tshwane mayor, as the incumbent, Democratic Alliance's Solly Msimanga faces a motion of no confidence this week.
"The ANC has taken a decision to field a candidate in the form of its chairperson and the new leader of the opposition in council, Dr Kgosi Maepa, should the need arise during council proceedings," Maepa read the Tshwane ANC's statement to journalists in Pretoria.
"We are aware that no political party has won an outright majority and we lobby other parties to firstly support the motion of no confidence, and we will support other political parties who also submitted the same motion."
Maepa said the "people's motion" to remove Msimanga should be done via a secret ballot.
"The ANC has put forward an urgent, substantive motion of no confidence with a secret ballot. We are asking political parties in council to use their conscience to bite out the executive mayor who has been now been proved beyond reasonable doubt, to be running a corrupt administration," said Maepa.