Tania Campbell was removed as mayor of Ekurhuleni during a motion of no confidence on Thursday.
A total of 126 members voted in favor of the motion and 91 against it.
Sivuyile Ngodwana of the African Independent Congress was then nominated by the ANC and EFF as candidate for the mayoral post and was elected after 129 members voted for him.
It was the second motion of no confidence in Campbell in less than six months. Campbell was re-elected mayor in November last year after the first motion of no confidence in her passed in October.
The DA’s Raymond Dhlamini was removed from his office as speaker of the metro last month and replaced by the EFF’s Nthabiseng Tshivhenga.
The DA councilor Khetha Shandu also resigned as chief whip. Sandu has since been replaced by Jongizizwe Dlabathi of the ANC.
Fred Nel, chairman of the DA in Gauteng, congratulated Campbell on the achievements of the multi-party coalition government she has led since the local elections in 2021.
According to Nel, Campbell has achieved several successes and the multi-party coalition has tried its best to serve the people of Ekurhuleni despite the scale of the challenges after decades of failure.
The ANC in Gauteng welcomed Campbell’s removal and at the same time said it would save the metro from “maladministration and total collapse by the DA-led multi-party government”.
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