The recently ousted, now ex-Mayor of Joburg, Mpho Phalatse has denied media reports which suggest that there is a wedge between her and the Democratic Alliance (DA).
In a press statement released on Saturday, Phalatse says there is no disconnect between herself and the DA leadership, adding that “in fact, we are united in our quest to undo yesterday’s illegal act and re-instate the Joburg Multi-Party Government.”
“We will be in court at the earliest opportunity to uproot this corrupt cabal that seized power unlawfully, and restore to our residents their legal and rightful government,” her statement read.
There has been many reports suggesting that the ex-Mayor is routinely excluded from DA’s party negotiations about her own government matters, which are instead mismanaged by DA’s leader and federal council chairperson from Cape Town.
Some reports indicate that the DA of Helen Zille is not saddened nor disappointed that Phalatse was removed as Mayor.
“They planned this, it’s sabotage! They’d rather lose Joburg than curb their ego. Poor Phalatse is busy ka #HandsOffJoburg unaware that her own party threw her under the bus,” Gobetse_M wrote on twitter.
Based on social media posts & certain literature, it’s clear Mpho Phalatse didn’t enjoy DA Federal council political support & was left to fend for self.
Seems she also didn’t surround self w/ smart, agile political & legal advisors hence her ill-fated litigation attempt/demise.
— Tebogo Khaas (@tebogokhaas) September 30, 2022