Alex Matlala
2 minute read
8 Dec 2020
5:05 am

Limpopo ANC shifts notorious mayor, two others

Alex Matlala

Opposition parties have been branding the move an 'ANC election gimmick endeavouring to drum up support for the party' in the upcoming government municipal elections.

Limpopo's Mogalakwena Municipality Mayor Andrina Matsemela. Picture: Letaba Herald.

The ANC in Limpopo has redeployed embattled Mogalakwena local municipality mayor Andrina Matsemela amid recent allegations of corruption and poor service delivery. But the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say it was aimed at appeasing the electorate ahead of the municipal elections. The decision to redeploy Matsemela was taken during a special ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) virtual meeting on Friday. “We can confirm the PEC of the ANC has taken a decision to redeploy the mayor of Mogalakwena municipality Andrina Matsemela, council speaker Samuel Mathebula and ANC chief whip Madimetja Monare,” said ANC provincial spokesperson...