Mosola had argued that the appointment of Bowman-Gilfilan to investigate his conduct in the multibillion-rand contract was irregular. About a week ago, Mosola submitted a formal grievance to the speaker against the mayor and the DA-led administration accusing them of “leaking” the preliminary report to the media.
Mosola was investigated by the city for alleged impropriety in the R12bn contract awarded to engineering firm GladAfrica.
In September Mosola, who enjoys support from the EFF, faced a possible suspension, however, he survived when council changed tune and resolved that the probe against him happen while he remained in office. His powers were, however, slightly clipped when council ordered his deputy and the city’s chief operations officer, James Murphy, to appoint the firm to investigate him.
Mosola described Msimanga’s statements of being ethical as “laughable” because he was the one who leaked the council report in order to tarnish his image.