Tshwane Mayor, Murunwa Makwarela, reinstated

Tshwane Mayor, Murunwa Makwarela, reinstated

Murunwa Makwarela has been reinstated as Tshwane Mayor after providing a letter of solvency to the municipality’s City Manager. The City announced this through a statement on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

According to the statement, the City Manager, Johann Mettler, received a notice of solvency rehabilitation from Makwarela, which prompted the Gauteng Provincial Electoral Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to withdraw the declaration of a vacancy for the Congress of the People (COPE) proportional representative (PR) councillor. The IEC confirmed receipt of the letter and promised to process it within the 21-day time limit.

Makwarela had previously been elected as the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane on February 28, 2023, but was disqualified by the IEC for being deemed insolvent. The disqualification was based on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, as well as the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998).

The statement noted that all benefits and perks afforded to Makwarela as the Executive Mayor of Tshwane have been reinstated.

Makwarela also tweeted his pleasure that the matter has been cleared up and affirmed his position as the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane.

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