After weeks of delays by the City of Johannesburg Speaker Colleen Makhubele, to protect the fragile ANC-EFF coalition, the council’s programming committee today put ActionSA’s Motion of No Confidence (MoNC) against Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda. The motion will be tabled at the next Ordinary Council meeting set to take place on 31 August 2023.
Since his election three months ago, ActionSA has maintained that Gwamanda is a puppet mayor – who faces criminal charges for running a dodgy funeral scheme – to do the bidding of the ANC-EFF coalition.
This was proven correct over and over again as the ANC-EFF coalition shielded Gwamanda from media enquiries, and Gwamanda was side-lined by Premier Panyaza Lesufi when the Johannesburg explosion took place.
Gwamanda has also repeatedly shielded his very own executive when they were found to be overreaching especially with Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Economic Development, Nomoya Mnisi, remaining in office despite damming allegations that she directed a city entity to pay the ANC Youth League close to a million rand. ActionSA, therefore, welcomes the Programming Committee placing our MoNC against the beleaguered Mayor on the agenda.
ActionSA will continue discussions with political parties represented in the city council to put the interest of residents first.
With a budget close to a whooping R80 billion, the City of Johannesburg needs a credible leader at its helm. As a party which values ethical leadership, ActionSA believes it is in the best interests of the residents of Johannesburg that our executive leadership is beyond reproach.