PRETORIA - The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Tshwane on Friday said it was "delighted" by news of Mayor Solly Msimanga's resignation from the top post.
"Solly leaves a legacy of theft, pain and even death in his tenure as mayor. It's worrying however that he would resign before the matter with [Shepherd] Bushiri and the Enlightened Christian Gathering [ECG] church is resolved," said Sanco Tshwane regional chairperson Abram Mashishi.
"Sanco is however undeterred by his resignation and will continue to fight the good fight for the people of Tshwane and those who lost their lives in that tragic occurrence."
Three women were killed in an apparent stampede at the ECG church during a service on December 28. Nine other congregants were injured as they ran for shelter during a heavy rainstorm. The three deceased women were identified as Patricia Pringane, Matshila Sarah Mohlala and Lehlogahlo Maria Segodi.
Sanco led protests outside the ECG premises in Pretoria, calling for the popular church to be expelled from the Pretoria venue.