Msimanga to quit as Tshwane mayor

File: Outgoing Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga will be quitting to focus on his campaign as the Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate for the 2019 elections.  

File: Outgoing Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga will be quitting to focus on his campaign as the Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate for the 2019 elections.  

PRETORIA – Solly Msimanga has announced his intention to resign as Tshwane mayor.

Msimanga, who has been the capital city’s mayor since 2016, made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday.

He says his resignation will be finalised within the first two weeks of February.

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Msimanga will be quitting to focus on his campaign as the Democratic Alliance’s Gauteng premier candidate for the 2019 elections.  

“Up until the last hour, I will continue serving the people of Tshwane and putting their needs first,” Msimanga said.

“This decision was not made lightly or hastily, and I have done so because I believe it best serves the interests of the people of Tshwane, and Gauteng as a whole.”