JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) councillor in the City of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, has resigned.
Masina’s resignation comes after he and his regional executive faced backlash for ignoring an instruction to withdraw a motion of no confidence against the city Mayor Tanya Campbell.
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The ANC led a motion of no confidence against the mayor early in November to see her ousted.
Although the motion was successful, she was later re-elected as the city’s mayor.
The office of the ANC Gauteng provincial secretary wished Masina well on his future endeavours following his resignation.
Gauteng ANC provincial secretary Thembinkosi Nciza said that Masina’s resignation followed a meeting between himself and the province’s executive committee regarding what transpired at the Ekurhuleni metro council meeting where he refused to withdraw the failed motion against Campbell.
The provincial working committee received a report from the officials of the ANC in the province who met with Masina.
The officials said that Masina would offer a public apology to members of the ANC and voluntarily decided to resign as a councillor.
Masina had been mayor for five years before being ousted.