Johannesburg – African National Congress (ANC) Ekurhuleni Councillor Mzwandile Masina is going to make a public apology for his role in the reinstatement of Mayor Tania Campbell.
The ANC on Thursday announced that Masina has “voluntarily decided to resign as a Councillor representing the ANC in the Ekurhuleni Council” over “what transpired at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council meeting earlier this month”.
Masina was accused of defying the ANC on a possible coalition with the Economic Freedom Fighters that would have prevented the re-election of ousted Campbell as mayor.
The Provincial Working Committee (PWC) of the ANC met on Monday, 21 November 2022, where the matter was deliberated.
A statement from the Office of the ANC Gauteng Provincial Secretary, Comrade Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza said, “the officials provided a report that comrade Mzwandile Masina will offer a public apology to members of the ANC and also that he has voluntarily decided to resign as a Councillor representing the ANC in the Ekurhuleni Council”.
The statement added: “The PWC wishes Comrade Mzwandile well on his endeavours and thanks him for leading one of the most stable, innovative and well-run municipalities for the past five years as a mayor.
“The City of Ekurhuleni under the stewardship and exemplary leadership of comrade Mzwandile Masina and his collective was a model for good governance.”