ActionSA Gauteng leader resigns

By Everson Luhanga

Bongani Baloyi, the party’s Gauteng Provincial Chairman, has resigned from ActionSA.

Scrolla.Africa understands the resignation stems from an “irreconcilable breakdown” in the working relationship between Baloyi and the party over the running of the Gauteng structure and a breakdown in the working relationship between himself and ActionSA founder Herman Mashaba.

Baloyi, the former DA mayor for Midvaal will announce his future plans at a press conference to be held in Sandton later on Monday.

ActionSA is on a drive to reposition itself as one of the leading forces in the DA-led coalition in Gauteng Metros of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane.

That is expected to begin with Monday’s vote for the speaker of Tshwane.

In that contest, the DA coalition has thrown its weight behind ActionSA’s Kholofelo Morodi.

Morodi is currently serving as the chairperson of Municipal Public Accounts in the city (MPAC) and is set to take on the chains of the speaker should she be elected on Monday.

The speaker position became vacant earlier this month when Murunwa Makwarela was elected executive mayor after jumping from a DA-ActionSA coalition to the ANC-EFF coalition, where he became the mayor.

Murunwa Makwarela resigned as mayor of Tshwane on Friday after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria declared that his insolvency rehabilitation certificate was fake.

Since then, the city of Tshwane has had no speaker or mayor.

The council will sit to elect a speaker in the city on Monday.

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa, ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba could not confirm or deny whether Morodi would be a candidate for speaker in Monday’s council sitting.

Mashaba said people would know during the council meeting if there will be a candidate from ActionSA. “It’s a matter of hours. The media is invited to attend the council sitting,” he said.

Pictured above: Bongani Baloyi

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