Ex-Joburg mayor Mpho Phalatse resigns as DA councillor

NATIONAL NEWS

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE- Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse has quit her job as a councillor in the City of Joburg.

Phalatse who was now an ordinary PR councillor was elected as mayor following the 2021 local government elections.

An attempt by the African National Congress and its allies to have her removed from office was overturned by the courts last year

But she lost the mayoral chain in February after the Patriotic Alliance and the Congress of the People deflected from the Democratic Alliance (DA)-led multi-party coalition.

Phalatse, a qualified medical doctor, also lost a bid against John Steenhuisen to become the federal leader of the country’s main opposition.

In her resignation letter sent to the DA caucus in Joburg last week, Phalatse clarified she was not resigning as a member of the party.

She said she would focus her attention on practising medicine.

Her resignation will be effective from the end of September.

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