Witbank's eMalahleni township municipal mayor, who was suspended by the ANC last week, has been reinstated.
Mayor Lina Malatji resumed her duties at the municipality yesterday after receiving a letter from the ANC in Mpumalanga notifying her that her suspension had been lifted.
She was suspended after she took the party to court before she had exhausted the ANC's internal processes after she was hauled before a disciplinary committee.
Earlier this year Malatji suspended her municipal manager, Ananias Langa, who was aalegedly involved in tender irregularities. But the ANC reinstated him a week later.
The ANC suspended her last week saying she should have consulted her principals if she was unhappy, not the courts.
"That was misconduct as she could have exhausted the party's internal processes first, not take us to court," said deputy provincial chairman, Charles Makola.
Malatji confirmed yesterday that her suspension had been lifted.