Pretoria - DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has dismissed suggestions that his fall-out with City Manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola has anything to do with his surprise resignation as the City of Tshwane's executive mayor.
The duo have been at each other's throats over the GladAfrica scandal, fuelled by the project management tender controversially awarded to an engineering company called GladAfrica in November 2017.
Msimanga said his resignation, which will take effect in February, was motivated by the need to focus on the party's electioneering campaign in the province.
Addressing journalists during a media briefing he said: "My resignation will be finalised within the first two weeks of February.
Up until the last hour, I will continue serving the people of Tshwane and putting their needs first.