Gauteng MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Uhuru Moiloa on Wednesday called on Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga to suspend the city manager, Moeketsi Mosola.
Moiloa’s call follows reports that Mosola was allegedly involved in handing over infrastructure projects worth R12-billion to an engineering consultancy to manage.
Moiloa said the City of Tshwane was supposed to have placed Mosola on suspension already, "if indeed their public pronouncement about fighting corruption is to be believed by anyone".
“This is in particular because mayor Solly Msimanga says he did not know about the shenanigans around the multibillion-rand tender that provided room for looting of the public purse," said Moiloa.
"Under normal circumstances any government should have taken measures to suspend such an official so that an investigation takes place unhindered. We are calling on the mayor of the City of Tshwane to act in line with his public pronouncement of the Democratic Alliance and the EFF proclaiming that they are fighting corruption, let’s see them in action in the City of Tshwane.”