The African National Congress (ANC) wants to table a motion of no confidence against the City of Tshwane Mayor, Randall Williams.
The initiative comes as Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke expressed an adverse audit opinion on the City of Tshwane for the 2021/22 financial year.
CITY OF TSHWANE MAYOR LIKELY TO FACE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE
In an interview with Newzroom Afrika, ANC regional secretary George Matjila said it’s not only about the motion against Randall Williams but more about people, the sufferings they are enduring, the challenges on the ground in Tshwane, and other issues.
“We will always attempt to ensure that their issues are raised. It doesn’t matter if we succeed, but it’s about them.”
Matjila accused Williams of failing to do his job and shifting the blame as the City of Tshwane wants to lay criminal charges against its ex-Chief Financial Officer (CFO), whose contract was terminated in December 2022 for the audit outcome.
“What about the waste that is not collected? What about the water tankers that are not paid for on time? Is he also blaming the CFO? It’s a question of management; he has failed in executing his responsibilities,” he said.
The ANC and EFF have tried before to unseat Williams but their motions did not succeed.
The mayor said in his tenure as Executive Mayor, the City obtained two unqualified audits and that these are a core basis for achieving good governance.
He added that the decline in the City of Tshwane’s audit performance is unacceptable, and it is critical that they must step up and take responsibility.
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